Call for Delegates: Land Use Framework Cross Sector Forum


The Government of Alberta, invites us to participate in the upcoming Cross Sector Forum to develop a provincial Land Use Framework. The forum is being held at the Capri Centre in Red Deer from December 4 to 6, 2006.

Approximately 400 Albertans participated in focus group sessions this past summer/fall, to help us identify possible solutions to the challenges facing us. The Land Use Framework Cross Sector Forum is the next step in the process and will build on the feedback we received from these initial focus group sessions. Participants in the forum will be asked to provide more specific advice on how the framework should address these challenges.

They are inviting approximately 200 participants to the forum and have reserved ten seats for AEN. If you are not able to attend, we will be providing additional opportunities for input over the coming months.

They have also set aside a block of rooms at the Capri Centre for forum participants. The rooms will be held until November 11, 2006.

Time Commitment: Three day summit on December 4, 5, and 6 Red Deer.
Expenses: Costs associated with travel will be covered.

Selection Criteria

  1. 10 Representatives from the environmental NGO sector;
  2. Leader or senior level policy expert with an ENGO actively working on land use and /or related activities;
  3. Diversity of organizational perspectives (land-use, water, etc.);
  4. Sound understanding of land use issues;
  5. Experience with sectoral, provincial and/or national multi-stakeholder processes;
  6. Ability to interpret technical information and advice in order to formulate recommendations.

Action: Please reply to the AEN office at [email protected] by November 9 providing:

Your contact information and brief description of your interest in land use issues and the focus of your organizations work.

Process for selection

The delegate selection for NGO representatives for the stakeholders' forum based on the above criteria will be carried out by the Forest Caucus Steering Committee.