Tropenbos International (TBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the Netherlands. It was established in 1986 in response to the ongoing concern about the disappearance and degradation of tropical rain forests worldwide. Part of its mission was to mobilize the research capacity and knowledge of Dutch universities and it focused initially on the establishment of research programmes in a number of tropical forest countries. Now a programme of research, capacity building and institutional development, it runs programmes in the Congo Basin (Cameroon and DR Congo), Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Suriname. Additionally TBI supports projects in Guyana and Bolivia. The goal of TBI is to achieve the sustainable management of tropical forest lands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development. Their objective is to ensure that knowledge is used effectively in the formulation of appropriate policies and managing forests for conservation and sustainable development. The mission of TBI is to improve tropical forest management for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development. Tropenbos International is a member of the National REDD Plus Steering Committee in Ghana.