International exposure of the LFMWB Programme


International exposure of the LFMWB Programme at the workshop in Antalya for developing, adopting, and transferring innovative solutions and actions to prevent and control wildfires

The overall goal of the SDC’s Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) was presented in the joint workshop “Develop, adopt and transfer innovative solutions and actions to prevent and control wildfires”. Moreover, the LFMWB Programme partners, the Regional Fire Monitoring Center and the Global Fire Monitoring Center, had presentations related to regional and global cross-boundary cooperation. The event was held on the 24th of October 2022 in Antalya, Turkey.

This joint workshop was organized in the context of the pan-European Forest Risk Knowledge Mechanism (FoRISK) by SilvaMed (the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions-Silva Mediterranea under FAO), FOREST EUROPE, and other partners. The aim was to build the capacity to develop, adopt, and transfer innovative solutions and actions to prevent and control wildfires. Furthermore, the goal of the workshop was to share the best practices while establishing cooperation and strong partnerships.

The representatives from various organizations and institutions from Europe expressed their willingness to establish better international and regional cooperation and coordination among the different initiatives related to wildfires. Their common goal was to strengthen the capacity for prevention, preparedness, and response among networks as well as to develop fire-resistant and fire-resilient forest landscapes.

The international exposure triggered a dialogue among the representatives in relation to best practices on prevention, adaptation and post-fire management including the use and exchange of technological developments and innovative approaches.

The Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) is a Programme financed by the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment (GPCCE) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Farmahem from Skopje (acting as a Regional Executive Agency (REA)) with backstopping support from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

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