What is our mission?
The project aims to achieve the added value increase in massive wood sector in Turkey. The project goal is to make a situation analysis including assessments on products and production in massive wood sector; prepare a way forward plan with solid documentation and increase the awareness in general public and key stakeholder organizations.
How are we doing this?
This project is aiming to strengthen the infrastructure for development of a strong massive wood sector in Turkey. Throughout the project implementation, several key documents will be produced to decrease this gap in knowledge, awareness and technical background. The project will take a snapshot of the current sector dynamics globally and nationally. The analysis will also look at dynamics at different levels from forest villages to consumers and assess the social structures with a gender perspective to come up with a strong and realistic approach for future. This analysis will be the basis for a strategy that can shape the short-term future of the massive wood sector. The project, then, will focus on the development of the necessary standards, feasibility analysis, implementation guides etc. to support the standardization of wood products in public institutions and the industry. Finally, project will aim at increasing awareness in the industry, decision makers and the wider public for an increased ownership of the massive wood products.
Component 1: Massive Wood Sector Situation Analysis
The project will make an analysis of the massive wood sector globally and nationally. The report will define the current production and production systems from forest resources to industrial production, opportunities for higher income products and processes and analysis on the relations of massive wood sector versus SDGs. The project will recruit a team of experts to deliver the situation analyses in close collaboration with the project partners. The findings of the report will be used for developing policy approaches and strategies as well as increasing the knowledge on massive wood potential of Turkey. The detailed activities are given below.
Component 2. Gap Analysis and Strategic Massive Wood Products
The project will define key strategic massive wood products and associated way forward plans under this component. This product identification exercise will be based on the situation analysis and follow up discussions with the representatives of the sector. The Strategic Wood Products Guide will be prepared as a part of this component that will be summarizing the portfolio of products with associated way forward plans. Lastly, for the key products, feasibility studies will be undertaken and published as reports for the attention of the sector.
Component 3. Awareness and Dissemination
The project will disseminate results through targeted communication and awareness raising activities. The communication plan will be identified in detail at the beginning of the project and the activities will be carried out consecutively. This will include a series of seminars in different cities and universities. Moreover, this component will aim to establish key dissemination infrastructure activities such as establishing/ adjusting the standards, auditing-testing mechanisms and cooperation with the relevant government structures including Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Environment and Environment and Turkish Accreditation Institute.