Training on Mock Auditing/Monitoring of the Legality Assurance System (LAS) of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement under the Forest Legality Economic Governance and Trade


ARDO staffs participate in Mock assessment of effective implementation of the FLEGT/VPA training of non-state actors who want to improve their technical competence in the on-going efforts to actively monitor the implementation of the FLEGT/VPA Legality Assurance System (LAS). This training led by Proforest-Ghana combined a class and field-based practice.

Objectives

To increase CSOs timber legality verification understanding, skills and technical competence to enhance their meaningful engagement in the FLEGT/VPA process with a view to enhancing transparency, integrity and credibility of the GhLAS.

To interpret the requirements of the VPA Legal Standards including the do’s and don’ts of an observer during Timber Validation Division (TVD) audits.

To addresses the fundamental principles of integrity, confidentiality, evidence-based approach, due professional care, fair representation and ethical conduct in general.

  • Part from class discussions and a mail walk through by Officials of the Company, there was Forest Inspection and Consultation meetings with the Community, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and Forest and Services Department  crowned by a closing meeting with the Company