THE XIV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS – PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOP

Forests, people and environment: Some perspectives from Africa

The African Forest Forum with partners is organizing a Pre-XIV World Forestry Congress workshop on the theme Forests, people and environment: Some perspectives from Africa. It will take place just before the XIV World Forestry Congress on 4 to 5 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa.

Trends relevant to the African forestry

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.

A plenary sessions on key themes

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.

Partnership

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 Forest Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa is organizing a Pre-XIV World Forestry Congress workshop.

More information

2015 May 13 Pre-Congress document

AFF Pre-Congress Workshop of the WFC

 

More about trends in Africa

Potential roles of forests and trees in Africa

Unreliable statistics on Forests in Africa

Uses of trees and forests in Africa

Growing awareness of the roles of trees and forests in Africa

Trends related to African forests

 

Editor: Fredrik Ingemarson, SIFI