The Top twenty Questions for Forestry & Landscapes or T20Q survey, now multilingual, has already attracted over 500 questions from respondents around the world.
The T20Q survey is seeking the input of anyone who has an interest in forestry, forest products & ecosystem services to suggest priority questions for research and policy that really do need attention, whether locally, regionally or on the world stage. The questions can be submitted through an online survey that is now available in French, Spanish and English.
CIFOR and its key partners are co-ordinating this global project to encourage conversations about some of the biggest problems facing the world today. Using this inclusive method to draw effectively on the knowledge, expertise and insights of the global community of researchers, practitioners and those with a love of forests will help broaden conversations and focus attention on the wide community of forestry.
Responses to the survey can be anonymous, but basic descriptive information provided by respondents will allow priorities to be reported at global, regional and national levels, and for particular communities of interest. So T20Q will also inform many levels and arenas of decision making.
As CIFOR said in a recent message to its networks of readers – “Nominate your priorities, and encourage your colleagues to nominate theirs, through the T20Q website. Follow the discussion on Twitter @Forestry_Q and via the hashtag #t20q.”