TEAKNET Partner Event in the 27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission, 23-27 October 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The 27th session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) meeting was organized by the FAO of the United Nations and hosted by the Forest Department of Sri Lanka during 23-27 October 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The theme of the  APFC “Forestry in a New Landscape” aims to cover a range of related topics including climate finance, forest and landscape restoration, community based forestry and urban forestry. The 27th APFC was officially opened on 24 October in Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena. 

 

As part of the APFC Meeting, TEAKNET in association with IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div 5.06.02) organized a Partner Event “Teak in Productive Landscapes: An Introduction to Global Efforts for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Resources“ on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 , at Saffron Room at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

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TEAKNET Partner Event in the 4th ICPF 2018

  

TEAKNET Partner Event in the

4th International Congress on Planted Forests

23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China

 

TEAKNET and IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div 5.06.02) with the support of FAO the United Nations Regional Office for Asia Pacific (FAO RAP), Bangkok successfully organised a Partner Event on Teak Mainstreaming High Quality Timber Production from Planted Teak Forests and Efforts for Conservation of Teak Genetic Resources” on the occasion of FAO’s 4th International Congress on Planted Forests 2018 at China National Convention Centre on 23 October 2018, Beijing. The Executive Director of IUFRO, Dr. Alexander Buck delivered a felicitation address and briefed about IUFRO, the world leader of global network of forest science cooperation and touched upon the teak related activities under the teakwood working party since almost a decade. 

Delegates from Asia Pacific, South America, Europe and Africa attended the session. Participants from 20 countries deliberated over a wide range of topics on various issues of teak cultivation, conservation of genetic resources, forest landscape restoration, marketing and trade. Dr. Benjamin Caldwell (FAO-Rome), Mr. Kenichi Shono (FAO RAP- Bangkok) chaired the Sessions and Dr. Tetra Yanuaridi (ITTO – Japan) lead the panel discussion that followed. 

 

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