GFOI Plenary 2018, Bogotá, Colombia 


From left to right: Anthony Bennie, Chair, GFOI Lead. María José Sans Sanchéz, Chair, GFOI MGD Advisory Group. Omar Franco, Director General, IDEAM.


The annual GFOI Plenary was held at the Marriott Hotel Bogota from 12 – 16 March 2018. The Plenary provided a productive forum for global coordination on forest monitoring for MRV issues for REDD+, transparency under the Paris agreement and related fora. It further fostered a large and diverse network of experts and practitioners who collectively provide a larger and more targeted package of support to implementing countries than any one partner could provide alone. With 130 participants, from 39 different countries attending it was the biggest Plenary yet. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019!

The Outcomes Document from the Plenary is available here.


Tuesday, March 13

Country Needs Asessments

Wednesday, March 14

Breakout Groups

Country experience – Reporting Forums

UK side sessions

  • Forests 2020, Richard Tipper. Ecometrica
  • NCEO, Joao Carreiras. NCEO University of Sheffield


Thursday, March 15

Country presentations

“GFOI presents a unique opportunity for countries to engage and learn more from each other. I am honoured to have participated in 2018 GFOI Plenary.”  Ms. Peris Kimani, Kenya.

“This is the first time I have participated in a GFOI Plenary. It has a great experience. I have learnt a lot from other countries and international experts. Thank you for the initiative.”  Ms. Fifonsi Ayele.

12- 16 March

GFOI Plenary 2018 – Bogotá, Colombia