Department of Rangeland and Forestry

Department of Rangeland and Forestry

The Department of Rangeland and Forestry will support the minister in all aspects of rangeland and forestry conservation for the Ministry. The Director of rangeland and forestry will be responsible for the supervision of the sections in this department. The proposed functions of the Department will be:

  • To manage MoERD forest wardens and guards to ensure effective delivery of enforcement activities.
  • Recommend law enforcement methodologies in accordance with the existing legal framework
  • Ensure for the implementation of forestry related policies, programs and development projects
  • Promote and regulate the sustainable and efficient production and marketing of rangelands and forest products;
  • Promote community-based rangelands and forestry conservation, management and utilization to ensure sustainable
  • Formulate policies, legislations, standards, and plans for the development of Government of Somaliland Environmental compliance officers
  • Establish and manage an effective natural resources management and utilization extension service;
  • Develop and implement a natural resources management and development strategy for GoSL
  • Promote the development and adaptation of appropriate technology in the field of environment
  • Provide technical assistance and training to community based organizations and local

 

The department is divided into two sections which include the Forestry and Rangeland Management sections. The following table provides the functions for each of the sections:

SECTION FUNCTIONS
Forestry Section ·         To manage MoERD forest wardens and guards to ensure effective delivery of enforcement activities.

·         Recommend law enforcement methodologies in accordance with the existing legal framework

·         Ensure for the implementation of forestry related policies, programs and development projects

·         Promote and regulate the sustainable and efficient production and marketing of rangelands and forest products;

·         Promote community-based rangelands and forestry conservation, management and utilization to ensure sustainable forestry production;

·         Collect rangelands and forestry production data and their socio-economic impact on incomes and well-being;

·         Promote, and where possible, undertake demand-driven rangelands and forestry research;

·         Promote, and where possible, undertake demand-driven rangelands and forestry research;

·         Provide technical assistance and training to community based organizations and local governments to build their capacity to assume their responsibilities for rangelands and forestry matters.

·         Supporting  greening and tree plantation activities in the department

·         Facilitating the nurseries needs and conduct  monitoring nursery activities

·         Making tree seedling distribution to  both public and private sectors

·         Leading GoSL tree planting week events

Rangeland Management Section ·         Formulate policies, legislations, standards, and plans for the development of Somaliland Environmental compliance officers

·         Establish and manage an effective natural resources management and utilization extension service;

·         Develop and implement a natural resources management and  development strategy for Somaliland

·         Promote the development and adaptation of appropriate technology in the field of environment

·         Provide technical assistance and training to community based organizations and local

·         Promoting Environmental Education through public awareness programmes and other relevant means and thereby helping GoSL become an environment friendly and conscious nation.

·         Preparing and updating the government of the natural resources review on a regular basis

·         Ensuring that the resources are efficiently managed and are effectively and optimally utilized