The annual meeting of the National Forest Restoration Roundtable took place on the 8th of November in Guatemala City. Its main aim was to inform its members on the actions and relevant topics on forest restoration.

Restoration of the forest landscape is a relatively new term that combines economic, environmental and social knowledge for decision making on land use and sustainable management of the landscape (Mesa Nacional de Restauración del Paisaje Forestal de Guatemala, 2018).

Brayan from ICC presented on the 2nd National Forest Restoration course, which had 32 participants from government agencies, municipalities, NGOs, private sector and academia, coming from different regions of Guatemala. The systematization process of the course was funded by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and its results will be available soon.

As part of the event, the Opportunities for forest landscape restoration in Guatemala document was presented.

The representative from the Forest Restoration Network of Southern Guatemala, Carlos Barrera, presented the experience and work carried out in the area. ICC and the 9 Regional Office of the National Forest Institute (INAB) have been key members of this network.

As part of his presentation, Barrera shared the news on the replication of the restoration course for local stakeholders aimed at building their capacities. It started in September and it is set to end in November.

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