The World Wide Fund for Nature – Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) in partnership with the Uganda Forestry Working Group (UFWG) is spearheading the process to develop a national standard for sustainable forest management and forest certification in Uganda.

The partnership provides an opportunity for multi-stakeholder participation in the process of developing the national standard through harnessing the diverse nature of UFWG membership which among others includes: environmentalists, sociologists, ecologists, civil society organizations, economists, forest owners/managers, government institutions, local community representatives, private sector and academia have been engaged.

This has enriched the process tapping into a diverse spectrum of knowledge and experiences in the social, economic and environmental dimensions of forest management in the country with a long term goal of contributing to good forest governance in Uganda and strengthening of civil society capacity to foster objective policy engagement in the forest sector.