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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:44

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) has launched a new funding round of the thematic selection procedure under International Climate Initiative (IKI). The first phase of this two-stage selection procedure is designed as a competition for entrants worldwide, with ideas about projects for climate action and biodiversity conservation in developing and countries in transition.... 

Project outlines (in English) can be submitted until 10 March 2021 (23:59 CET) via the IKI online platform (open at 30 November 2020).

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 21:36

Forest Scientists, Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the Deadline for Abstracts for the XXV IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September – 5 October 2019, has been extended to Thursday, 10 January, 2019!

Abstracts may address any aspect of forest research, but preference will be given to abstracts addressing one of the Congress technical sessions. Abstracts not associated with a technical session may be assigned to a general poster session.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:50

(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.

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 13:40

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.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:07

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 (wallsm@safnet.org).

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:01

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.

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 09:04

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).

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:58

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!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:16

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.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:54

Call for expression of interest in   IFS Collaborative Research Grants 2014
    Focusing on Biodiversity

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:08

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) one of the leading Universities in the World is offering a blended programme in Business Administration and Natural Resources Management, on the campus of CSIR-FORIG in Kumasi leading to the award of a DUAL DEGREE in Master of Science in Bio-Economy and Natural Resources Management and Executive MBA.  The programme operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the certificates are awarded by the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 12:45

The Mastercard Foundation, which is based in Canada, is funding full scholarships for students from Africa to attend the University of British Columbia, either as undergraduates or to enroll in professional Master’s programs.

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 16:46

From 12 – 19 November 2013, the UNIDO Institute and the Energy and Climate Change Branch will conduct a Professional Development Programme on Sustainable Energy Solutions. It will be organized in cooperation with the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The 8 day course shall give participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions and to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address sustainability problems within the energy industry.