FORMIS Phase II has begun
The second phase of the Development of a Management Information System for the Forestry Sector (FORMIS) Project started in May 2013. At the moment the project is in inception phase, which will last until October 24th. The Project Management Unit has drafted the Overall and Annual (2013-2014) Work Plans, which are currently being circulated among stakeholders. The Overall Work Plan can be downloaded in English and Vietnamese from URL: http://vnforest.mard.gov.vn/en/web/home/formis-ii-documents
Development of Management Information System for Forestry Sector – Phase II (FORMIS II) project is implemented by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) under the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development (MARD). The purpose of FORMIS II is to develop a fully integrated Management Information System (MIS) forsustainable management of forest resources and in this way contribute to the alleviation of poverty in the socio-economic development framework of Vietnam.FORMIS II key activities are to create information standards and information sharing mechanisms for forestry sector, to develop and maintain a centralized IT platform and portal within VNFOREST, to create capacity for forest related information management and to set up a Forest Information Centre/IT Unit within VNFOREST.
The project is funded by the Government of Vietnam and the Government of Finland. Niras Finland Oy as a lead consultant, in collaboration with GFA and Green Field Development, provides technical assistance services for the project. FORMIS, Phase II, started in May 2013, will be implemented during the period of 5 years. The project will continue the work started in FORMIS Phase I (2009-2013).