The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI), launched at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI). It will offer grants for short scientific visits starting from 2018.
(FAO-EU FLEGT Programme News 24/11/17) Timber buyers and producers in Ghana discussed how to ensure a reliable supply of legal timber against a backdrop of rising domestic demand as well as a new public procurement policy. Participants at a recent workshop in Accra — which included a three-day visit to timber producers, processing companies and associations — also considered how to develop networks and increase support for adoption of the Timber Public Procurement Policy in Ghana. The present version is still awaiting Cabinet approval.
(KGOU 26/11/2017) The Earth's forests are getting smaller. As they do, they're also changing shape - from big expanses of trees to smaller forest fragments separated by roads or farmland. That's making life a struggle for many plants and animals. And in Madagascar, conservationists are beginning to ask the question, how small a forest fragment is too small?
As we grapple with the scourge of climate change, world-wide forest destruction, plunder and droughts, our forests in the developing world are also not being spared. It is now time to have a paradigm shift and focus our attention more in capacitating and empowering our children for sustainable forest governance techniques, necessary for the future protection of the forests and trees in order to sustain their lives. (News date 27/11/2017)
Johannesburg, November 29, 2017 - Nigeria has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 Initiative and Bonn Challenge, signalling the continuing drive across Africa to bring back productivity to its land.
By 2030, 24 African countries pledge to restore 100 million hectares of land. To some, this might sound like utopia. For us, it is reality, and *it.is.happening*!
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
"African forest-related policy and politics"
24-27 September 2018 in Yaoundé, Cameroon
This international and inter-disciplinary scientific conference aims to advance cutting edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest-related policy and politics. The conference will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 24 to 27 September 2018, with the support of the Commission of Central African Forests (COMIFAC).
EFN’s Reforestation Grant Program focuses on supporting communities in regaining ecological integrity and enhancing human wellbeing in deforested and degraded landscapes through forest restoration. EFN is looking for organizations that will use this workshop opportunity to connect corridors, create buffer zones, improve degraded lands, restore watersheds, and expand forest cover while also allowing local stakeholders to connect with nature and become a vested part of a larger conservation program.
The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) will be hosting the annual Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Sunyani, Ghana, 21-26 May 2017. The theme of the meeting, hosted at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), is "Improving resilience to climate change and realizing sustainable use of land, forest, and water resources: the role of youth".
The IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR), South Africa, and the University of Oxford, UK, is organizing a 3-day training workshop on Systematic review in forest science, to be held as a pre-conference event in connection with the 7th Forest Science Symposium.
The African Forest Forum (AFF) based in Nairobi, Kenya, and the School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Zollikofen, Switzerland, have established a partnership that supports a scholarship for capacity building of African scientists to enhance the role of forests and forestry in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.
Nature & Faune Journal is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in its June 2015 edition under the general theme "Forests and People: Investing in Africa’s Sustainable Future ". The Editorial Board is thus inviting Academic and Research Institutions and Development Partners to contribute brief articles (1500 words or 3 pages).
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), will open the first round of applications for Programme Grants as part of its Royal Society - DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative in November 2013. Applications will be invited in three priority areas:
· Water & Sanitation
· Renewable Energy
· Soil-related Research
The main purpose of this new programme is to assist in strengthening the collaborations between scientists based in sub-Saharan Africa.
AFF would like to recruit the following experts as consultants
- FLEGT expert
- Forest certification experts
- Green economy and LULUCF experts
- Tree germplasm experts, and
- International negotiations expert.
Application deadline is July 14, 2014!
The Forest Team at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are seeking a full-time Researcher to contribute to and further develop the research, capacity-building and policy work of the team, with particular focus on investing in locally controlled forestry in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
This is a full-time permanent position based in London. The salary for this role is Grade 4 £34,563 - £38,055 depending on experience (up to £42,941 for exceptional candidates), plus benefits.
Call for expression of interest in IFS Collaborative Research Grants 2014
Focusing on Biodiversity
The African Forest Forum (AFF) is an association of individuals who share the quest for and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the socio-economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of the environment they live in.