Pre-Congress Workshop to the XIV World Forestry Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:06
Date: Fri, 2015-09-04 - Sat, 2015-09-05
Durban, South Africa

The African Forest Forum in partnership with the African Union Commission, The Network for Natural Gums and Resins in Africa, the Centre for Sustainable Development-University of Ibadan, and the Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa is organizing a Pre-XIV World Forestry Congress workshop on the theme: Forests, people and environment: Some perspectives from Africa on 4 to 5 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa, just before the XIV World Forestry Congress. The workshop will bring together African forestry stakeholders including those from national governments, civil society organizations, academia and research; in addition to important groups like youth and women. They will discuss important trends relevant to the African forestry sector with a view to enhancing the roles of forests and trees in national economic development and poverty alleviation; improving food security and nutrition and; enhancing environmental stability and other forest values. The workshop will comprise of plenary sessions on key themes that are also linked to the XIV World Forestry Congress theme, as well as break-out sessions. The workshop will be followed by a meeting, on 6 September 2015, of all AFF members at the workshop

Contact info

Executive Secretary

African Forest Forum (AFF) United Nations Avenue, Gigiri,
P.O. Box 30677 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel.:+254 20 722 4203, Fax: + 254 20 722 4001/ 4181

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