The Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) is a collaborative effort of forest-related institutions aiming to maximize the value of all forest information resources and providers worldwide through the sharing of forest-related information through a single gateway. GFIS promotes the dissemination and sharing of forest-related information and knowledge among the global forestry community by developing common information exchange standards, building capacity and enhancing partnerships among forestry information providers and users.

GFIS seeks to develop a system of partnerships with a variety of organizations to form an online community. Through a bottom-up approach, partners determine the volume, coverage and type of information they would like to share through GFIS. The underlying assumption behind the development of GFIS is that its partners share a common need for information sharing that is addressed most effectively through collaboration.

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Collaborative Partnership on Forests