Who's Who

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Reserach Institute 

Peechi- 680653, Kerala,India 





International Steering Committee

Lars Graudal- Chairman, TEAKNET

Research Leader, Tropical Trees and Landscapes

Forest & Landscape Denmark (FLD)

University of Copenhagen,Denmark


Tel:    +45 35 33 16 16

Mob:   +45 30 66 35 20 

Email: lgr@life.ku.dk

Web:  http://www.sl.life.ku.dk/

Walter Kollert

Planted Forests Officer (Retd.), FAO

Director, WaKa-Forest Investment Services AG

Largo do Sol Posto 7, 4° esq.,8000-150 Faro, Portugal 


Tel: 00351-289155303

Mob: 00351-911508360

Email: Walter.kollert@gmail.com

web: http://www.waka-fis.ch/ 


Markku Kanninen

Director, Vikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

University of Helsinki, Finland


Tel:  +358 9 191 58133

Fax: +358 9 191 58100

Email: markku.kanninen@helsinki.fi

Web:  http://www.helsinki.fi/vitri/

Hugh C.A. Brown CF

Director of Operations (Plantations)

Forest Services Division,

Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana


Tel: +233-289-120030

Mob:   +233-244-798004

Email: hugh.brown@aya.yale.edu

Web:  http://www.fcghana.org/


Project Manager

Division of Forest Industry

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Yokohama, Japan


Tel:  +81 45 223 1110

Email: tetra@itto.int

Web:  http://www.itto.int/



Timber Importers Association of India

Maharashtra, India


Tel:   +22 24077614

Mob:  +91 9821544225

Email: rtsomaiya@gmail.com


Michael KLEINE

Deputy Executive Director

International Union of Forest Research Orgnisations (IUFRO)

IUFRO Headquarters

Marxergrasse 2

A-1030 Vienna, Austria


Tel. : +43-1-877 01 51 -22


web: http://www.iufro.org

Kenichi Shono

Forest Resources Officer

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Regional office for Asia-Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand


Tel:    +66-2-697-4259

Mob:   +66 92-265-2086

Email: kenichi.Shono@fao.org

Web:  http://www.fao.org/



Benjamin Caldwell

Forestry Officer, Planted Forests in the Forest Resources Management Team (FRM)

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Headquarters

Italy, Rome


Tel. : +390 6570 50523


web: http://www.fao.org/


P.K. Thulasidas, TEAKNET Coordinator

Scientist, Wood Science & Technology Division

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690283

Mob: +91 9447890856

Email: coordinator@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.kfri.res.in/

M.P. Sreelakshmy

Coordinator PR & Communications

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690396

Email: secretariat@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.teaknet.org/

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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. 


Download Presentations of the Partner Event


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