Participants

Participants invited to the summit will include heads of government agencies within the countries most affected by forest and wildland fires who would be regional representatives from each of the ten regions listed above, United Nations agencies with a mandate in relation to wildland fires and their impacts, international agencies with the capacity and commitment to assist and NGO representatives with the capacity to influence key outcomes. Participants would be sufficiently senior to commit their governments or agencies to the courses of action and undertakings being proposed by the summit. United Nations agencies with strong mandates in the area of wildland fires would be represented at the summit, for example FAO, ISDR, UNEP, OCHA, WMO, and WHO. Development agencies would include WB, ADB, USAID, CIDA, EU, JICA, GTZ, AusAID, and others. NGOs would include TNC, IUCN, WWF, and others. (see appendix).

Regional Nominations

Nomination of participants from the ten regions has been delegated to the following ILC members:

1. North America
2. South America
3. Australasia
4. Mediterranean
5. Baltic
6. Meso-America
7. Sub-Sahara Africa
8. Southeast and North Asia
9. Central Asia
10. Balkans

Allan Jeffrey (Canada)
Patricio Sanhueza (Chile)
Len Foster (Australia)
Ricardo Velez (Spain)
Johann Goldammer (Germany)
Ricardo Velez (Spain)
Brian van Wilgen (South Africa)
Duncan Sutherland (Australia)
Johann Goldammer (Germany)
Johann Goldammer (Germany)

Participant Countries at the Conference

Albania
Argentina
Australia
Belarus
Bolivia
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chile
China
Colombia
Croatia
Dem Rep of Congo
East Timor
Ecuador
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Myanmar
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Cameroon
Republic of Congo
Republica de Panama
Russian Federation
Scotland
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sudan
Switzerland
Syria
Thailand
Gambia
The Philippines
Turkmenistan
UK
Ukraine
Uruguay
USA
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zimbabwe N=70

International Agencies and Conventions

ASEAN Secretariat
Asian Development Bank
AusAID
CIDA
CIFOR
European Union
FAO
GFMC
GOFC-GOLD
GTZ
ITTO
ISDR
IUCN
IUFRO
JICA
NFPA
UNEP-OCHA Joint Environment Unit
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
UN Forum on Forests
UNU
USAID
World Bank
WWF
UNCBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD - N=27