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PROFOR Newsletter Highlights Agricultural Practices to Lock Carbon and Enhance Food Security

May 2011: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) of the World Bank has released the May issue of its newsletter, titled "PROFOR Update," which highlights PROFOR's recent activities relating to forests and climate change.

The newsletter features an article on "An Investment Forum: Mobilizing Private Investment in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa," an event co-organized by PROFOR, the World Bank, IUCN, Ecoagriculture Partners and Terrafrica, scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 25-27 May 2011. Background papers for the event will illustrate how investing in degraded landscapes may provide a 'triple win' by improving rural livelihoods, increasing resilience in the face of climate extremes, and mitigating climate change.

The newsletter also reviews efforts to draft a common governance framework, titled "Forest Governance 2.0: A Primer on ICTs and Governance." The guidance aims to provide common pillars, principles and criteria for assessing and monitoring forest governance and information and communications technology (ICTs) in different countries. The newsletter further  announces an upcoming publication titled "Forests, Fragility and Conflict" after the launch of the World Development Report 2011 on development and conflict. [Publication: PROFOR Update May 2011]