Ansprechpartner: Tom Roche
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
The charity organisation Irish Woodworkers for Africa (T/A Just Forests) was founded in 1989 in response to the trade in tropical timber and the resulting decline of global forests.
We are Ireland´s longest established non-governmental development education organisations working solely on global poverty-related tropical forestry/timber issues from a local development perspective.
Awareness + Education + Advocacy + Policy + Action = Sustainability
To contribute to increased public awareness, through development education (DE) and education for sustainable development (ESD), of the importance of responsible forest management, as a means of alleviating poverty in timber exporting countries.
• Just Education: Just Forests works with the formal and non-formal education sectors in Ireland. We employ simple hands-on, Popular Education, to facilitate attitudinal change, which embraces the core elements of Development Education (DE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) methods.
• Just Livelihoods: Is your livelihood linked to forests? Do you depend on timber or wood-based products for all or part of your livelihood?
• Just Consumers: This is a way of guiding you to ask for timber and wood-based product from responsibly-managed forests.
• Just Advocacy: Just Forests continue to promote the importance of natural resources through targeted advocacy that works. Our current and past advocacy work seeks to improve the public awareness of the real issues which are having a direct impact on peoples lives, biodiversity and natural resources.
• Just Music: The ´development rationale of our Just Music initiative is to focus attention on our dependence on wood for our music.
Tom Roche is the Founder and Coordinator of Just Forests.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Also we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.