Regional committees

GPAFS is establishing six Regional Committees in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania. Each of these Committees will coordinate the work on protected area friendly products and services in their macro-region, spread technical reports and recommendations provided by other Regional Committee or GPAFS’ global team and adapt guidelines and certifications to their regional context. In some cases, regional technical guidelines might be inappropriate and the Regional Committees will then support national and local stakeholders to develop their own national or local guidelines. Regional Committee will also support the establishment of regional research centres to evaluate and guide protected area friendly production in their region. Each Committee will gather five to seven members among relevant stakeholders from the region.