Module I Introduction

Forest governance challenges the attainment of sustainable forest management, where mutual interaction between governance institutions and arrangements will further define its successes and failures (Broekhoven et. al, 2012). This module presents the importance, concepts, and principles of “good forest governance”, and the realities on the ground by analyzing the dynamics that exist between the various forest governance institutions. It also showcases the different forest governance initiatives at the national and global levels, and assesses their contributions in advancing sustainable forest management.