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IUFRO World Day - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021, 28-29 September 2021

Large physical meetings are still not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to fill this gap and cater for the need of strengthening networking and communication in IUFRO, a worldwide digital IUFRO World Day is going to be organised during 28-29 September 2021. The overall objective is to showcase the diversity of the IUFRO Network, including the thematic scientific contents across the various IUFRO Units as well as the wide spectrum of IUFRO Member Organizations, to facilitate networking and to enhance communication and outreach.


XV World Forestry Congress: “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests”, 24 - 28 May 2021, Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The World Forestry Congress is held approximately once every six years. The last WFC was held in Durban, Africa in 2015. The XV World Forestry Congress will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021 and held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.


The Congress will bring together global forest stakeholders to review and analyze key challenges facing the forestry sector and serves as a forum for the exchange of views and experiences on all aspects of forests and forestry, which may lead to the formulation of broad recommendations applicable at national, regional and global levels. The WFC 2021 will provide a unique opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

National Teak Forum- Sustainable Teak Value Chains for Sustainable Local Development,19-20 February 2020, Vientiane & Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

In Lao PDR, Teak is a priority species with natural teak forest covers an estimated 68,500 hectares as on 2010. The Forestry Department promotes community based teak plantations that estimated to cover about 36,000 ha, mainly in the provinces of Luang Prabang and Boeko.


This forum, provide opportunities to discuss the issues of sustainable teak value chains in Lao PDR by reviewing lessons from promotion of teak based sustainable forest management by the private sector and community forest enterprises. It will also contribute to enhancing teak value chain research and sustainable smallholder teak forestry in lower Mekong. The program is supported by ITTO and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Regional Workshop on “Enhancing the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Forests and Legal and Sustainable Wood Supply Chains in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”, 24-27 September 2019, Yangon, Myanmar

To improve the management and marketing of both natural and planted teak in all the tropical regions, ITTO, Japan has established and activity entitled “Enhancing Teak Management”. With the support of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), ITTO is currently executing a teak project in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) covering 5 countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The first regional workshop on sustainable teak management is being organised by the Forest Research institute of Myanmar in collaboration with Cambodia’s Forestry Administration (FA), Lao PDR’s National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Thailand’s Royal Forest Department (RFD) and Kasetsart University (KU) and Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS) as well as the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO). Participation by invitation only. 

Inception Workshop and Launching Ceremony of ITTO Teak project: “Enhancing the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Forests and Legal and Sustainable Wood Supply Chains in the Greater Mekong Sub-region” (PP-A/54-331), 23-25 April 2019, Bangkok

Considering the prominent position of Teak in the global timber market and its potential to contribute to national economic growth and local livelihoods, the International Topical Timber Organisation (ITTO), Japan is executing Teak project approved by its International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) meeting in Peru (2017), an activity entitled “Enhancing Teak Management” under ITTO Biennial  Work Program for 2018-19 as a comprehensive global support program to improve the management and marketing of both natural and plant teak in all three topical regions. The project is financed by The Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).  The first stage of activity in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) covering 5 countries, viz., Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam commenced its activity since March 2019. 


4th World Teak Conference 2021, 23-26 August 2021, Accra, Ghana

The 4th World Teak Conference (WTC) with the theme “Global teak market: Challenges and opportunities for emerging  markets and developing economies” is being organized by the International Teak Information Network (TEAKNET) in collaboration with Forestry Commission Ghana, Africa with the support of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), Japan, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Teakwood Working Party (IUFRO Div5.06.02) of International Union Forest Research Organisations. The WTC will focus on the current state of knowledge and future challenges for the sustainable development of the global teak sector in a changing world.

IUFRO World Congress 2019, 29 September -5 October 2019, Curitiba, Brazil

The XXV IUFRO World Congress will be held in Brazil in the city of Curitiba, Paraná State. The IUFRO World Congress is held at 5 year intervals, well attended by more than 2,000 participants. It brings together scientists and stakeholders from all parts of the world to discuss scientific and technical issues related to priority areas of forest research, policy and management. The host institutions are the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). It is important to highlight the support of governmental institutions, universities, research institutions and private companies, as well as local tourism entities and Embratur. It will be the first time that it will take place in Latin America. Therefore, it is a unique opportunity for researchers from this region to show how forestry research is important in promoting sustainable development.

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Asia- Pacific Forestry Week (APFW 2019), 17-21 June 2019, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019: Forests for Peace and Well-being

This important regional meeting will be held 17-21 June 2019 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It is co-hosted by FAO and the Korea Forest Service.

4th International Congress on Planted Forests, 23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China

The International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF) is being organised by the FAO of the United Nations and the International Union on Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) among others. Three Congresses have been held so far. The 4th ICPF aims to investigate the contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of global changes. The 4th ICPF will also provide for an interface between the scientific community, the wider society and government policy initiatives related to planted forests.


27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC), 23-27 October 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The 27th Session of the Asia-pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 23-27 October 2017, hosted by the Forest Department of Sri Lanka.

TEAKNET will be holding a Partner Event during the Meeting, the details of which will be announced soon.

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WEBINAR Series 1 by Dr. CTS Nair on the topic "The Future of Production and Trade of Teak: Emerging Scenarios in a Changing World". 

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WEBINAR Series 2 by Sinan Hagenah on the topic "Population genetic considerations for selection of plant reproductive material of teak (Tectona grandis)". 





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