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bullet2 Papua New Guinea Eco-Forestry Forum

P.O. Box 3217

Boroko, National Capital District

Papua New Guinea


Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


The PNG Eco-Forestry Forum is a not-for-profit incorporated association formed in 1999 with the goal of promoting integrated rural community development and sustainable resource use through a viable and sustainable eco-forestry industry.

The Forum has quickly established a position as the premier umbrella group in PNG and is recognised both within the country and internationally for the quality of its work and the endeavour of its staff and Members.

The purpose of the Forum is to support the activities of its members and other groups involved in eco-forestry and to promote their work to a wider audience. The Forum does this though three distinct but interlinked campaigns on illegal logging ; sustainable forestry and strengthening partnerships.


The Eco-Forestry Forum is registered as an incorporated association and has an elected Board of Directors and a full time secretariat with six staff.

The Forum's Board of Directors works closely with the Forum's Members to ensure that their interests are served and provides the main directional force behind the organisation. The Board sets the agenda for the Forum staff and takes a national lead in policy issues. The Board meets formally at least four times each year and informally several times each quarter.

The Forum is funded entirely through voluntary donations and grants from Foundations and other not-for-profit organisations. The Forum does not accept money from commercial interests or Government.

The PNG Eco-Forestry Forum is proud to acknowledge its partnership with the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation in The Netherlands and is grateful for the on-going support of ICCO.

The Forum is registered with the Investment Promotion Authority and the Internal Revenue Commission in PNG and its accounts are audited annually by the international firm, KPMG.