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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 Univesity (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 2020, 24-27 August 2020, 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.

For details please log on to APFC 2017

19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, 3 - 7 April 2017, Dehra Dun, India

The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference is scheduled to be held at Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India from 3rd to 7th April, 2017.  The major theme of the conference will be: “Forests for Prosperity and Posterity”. The ICFRE and FRI will be the focal point of the conference, with support from MOEF & CC, Government of India and Commonwealth Forestry Association. The year 2017 will be a key occasion for forestry professionals, academicians and all those interested in and associated with forestry sector in the Commonwealth; they will gather and share their experiences with a view to learn and develop a vision for the future that will involve inclusive and sustainable growth and development.

9th PRWAC 2017 (9th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Conference), 26-29 September, 2017, Bali, Indonesia

The Pacific Regional Group of International Association of Wood Anatomist (IAWA),  International Academy of Wood Science(IAWS), and the Indonesian Wood Research Society (IWoRS), invite researchers from all over the world to join in the Joint Meetings for PRWAC 2017 (The 9th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Conference) and IAWS Meeting 2017 which are being organized at the same time with The 9th International Symposium of Indonesian Wood Research Society to be held at Harris Hotel and Residences, Kuta, Denpasar – Bali, Indonesia, September 26 – 29, 2017.

 

2017 IUFRO All Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference: “Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future”, June 12-16, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from  12-16 June 2017. The Conference is organized jointly by IUFRO Division 5, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. 

TEAKNET is joining hands with Teakwood Working Party of IUFRO (Division 5.06.02) to organize a Technical Session on “Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future” during the Conference.

Conference Webpage: www.iufrodiv5-2017.ca

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