Second year of the research: April 2004-July 2005

In the second phase of the research a Kick-off workshop was held in Nainital (second week of April, 2004) at which a logframe was developed to guide the activities in this phase. All project partners except East Africa were represented. The meeting was hosted by one f the project partners, CHEA, and the sites where CHEA has been working were visited.

During this phase field measurements were continued in sites in Senegal, Uttranchal, Nepal, and Tanzania and a new site was started in Mali. A data base was set up to systematize the data from all these sites. Assessments of sustainability were made at many of the sites in addition to the carbon estimates. National workshops were held in Tanzania, Senegal, Uttranchal and Nepal. Training materials were developed and the hard and software for use in the field were refined.

Research materials and findings were presented at various academic and policy forums (see publications list).

The Scientific Director spend several months at the Centre for Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to link with research being done there on carbon forestry, baseline development and bio-energy/forestry linkages.

A side event was presented at CoP10 in Buenos Aires For copies of the presentations please see (old) news items on this website. All project partners were present and an internal project planning meeting was held at the same time.

An Advisory Committee was appointed and met in April 2005 to give advice on the research and capacity building efforts of the program.