Introducing ‘Timber Transformer’, the TTF’s exhibition specifically dedicated to FLEGT licensing in Indonesia
This blog post is by TTF Head of Policy and Sustainability Mike Worrell.
Following the TTF’s visits to Ghana and Indonesia it became apparent that there is a lack of real understanding about what lies behind a FLEGT license. One of the biggest challenges is how to best communicate about FLEGT and how to get messages across to buyers, retail businesses, architects, designers, students and all those connected to timber.
FLEGT is new to the market, much of the focus has been on forest governance, political and social reforms, multi-stakeholder processes and dialogues. With the issuance of the first FLEGT licenses in Indonesia, we’ve now entered the second phase of this process with communication becoming a key focus.
As part of the TTF’s strategy to communicate about FLEGT and in thinking of new ways to engage a wider audience with FLEGT, we recognised that traditional forms of communication are limited in their appeal and reach, and therefore it’s vital to initiate new and different ideas when talking about FLEGT in Indonesia, which is difficult and complex.
As a result, we decided to create a space that would allow people to visually engage. We felt that an exhibition would provide us with a unique opportunity to communicate utilising messages, stories, images, products and materials.
That is why the TTF, in partnership with the Built Environment Trust, will be launching this exhibition – Timber Transformer – on Monday 5th February 2018.
This exhibition will be the first of its kind to showcase the journey to FLEGT licensing in Indonesia and to start communicating the key elements behind this process, highlighting the environmental, social and the economic benefits of this landmark achievement.
5th February – 31st March 2018
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm / Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
20th February – Private viewing event with key note speaker Hilary Benn MP
Find out more on The Building Centre website here.