The Zonal forest forums bring together several districts with similar issues for discussion and policy uptake. The districts are categorised based on Ghana’s ecological zones, namely savannah, transition and high forest zones.
Other participants include law enforcement agencies, regional and district forest managers and other regional level officials who may be able to contribute to the resolution of challenges presented at the forum.
At the zonal forest forum, representatives of the various districts share the strategies they have used to resolve challenges in their district and participants agree on issues that require national attention as preparations are made towards a national gathering.
The zonal forum is also used for capacity building on forest governance, particularly policy issues.