This report is one of a series looking at forest governance from an NGO perspective. Other reports in the same series cover DRC, Ghana and Malaysia.
These countries are among those that are expected to negotiate Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU. The aim of the VPAs is to control illegal logging and to contribute to sustainable forest management. The series provides constructive input into how to ensure indigenous peoples and their rights are part of discussions and eventually the agreements.