IUFRO Regional Congresses

Within each five-year IUFRO Board period at least one IUFRO Regional Congress is held in a given region. IUFRO Regional Congresses aim to promote and strengthen science collaboration related to forests and trees within specific regions.

The aims of Regional Congresses are to:

  • Address research needs and priorities related to forests and trees in a regional context;
  • Promote quality research and interdisciplinary cooperation within a region;
  • Maintain the momentum of IUFRO activities in the periods between IUFRO World Congresses;
  • Promote the participation of scientists and scientific organizations as well as students in global and regional IUFRO activities;
  • Strengthen the links between the scientific community and policy makers as well as stakeholders nationally and regionally;

Through these aims, IUFRO Regional Congresses help to implement the mission and aims of IUFRO in defined geographical areas.


If you are interested in organizing a IUFRO Regional Congress, read:
Best Practices Guidelines for the Organizaton of IUFRO Regional Congresses.



IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016
Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research
Beijing, China; 24-27 October 2016
http://www.iufro-ao2016.org   
Twitter: #IUFROAO2016

Congress news in Chinese
Please visit: http://www.caf.ac.cn/html/special/2016-10/gjllytdqdh/index.html

Congress news in English
Please visit: http://blog.iufro.org/category/iufroao2016/

Keynote Speakers
Professor Zhang Shougong: Biography - Interview
Professor Don Koo Lee: Biography - Interview
Dr. Elspeth MacRae: Biography - Interview
Dr. Makoto Yokohari: Biography - Interview

Pre-Congress Training Workshops
Systematic Review in Forest Science - Learning from Traditional Forest Knowledge: http://www.iufro.org/science/special/spdc/actproj/tws-beij/
Making Science Work for Forest Landscape Restoration: http://www.iufro.org/science/special/spdc/actproj/twsbeijing16/

Awards
Best Poster Awards: Recipients list

Media coverage
China Daily: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-10/25/content_27171982.htm
Chinese Academy of Forestry: http://www.caf.ac.cn/news/xwzx/20161024/27254.html              
Green China TV: http://greenchina.tv/play-2851.xhtml 
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia: http://www.forda-mof.org/berita/post/3175#.WBk5suAHLsE.twitter  
China Forestry Network Television: http://cftv.forestry.gov.cn/2016-10/31/cms5234article.shtml  
United Nations University - UNU Flores: https://flores.unu.edu/from-theory-to-practice-nexus-approach-via-multifunctional-land-use/?utm_content=buffer3544e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 
Mercados de Médio Ambiente: http://www.mercadosdemedioambiente.com/actualidad/la-gestion-de-los-bosques-y-el-vinculo-entre-ciencia-conservacion-y-silvicultura-a-debate/

Important dates and deadlines
24-27 October 2016: THE CONGRESS
31 July 2016: Early bird registration deadline
15 July 2016: Notification of abstract acceptance (papers, presentations and posters)
15 May 2016: Abstract submission deadline
1 April 2016: Call for abstracts (papers, presentations and posters)
15 March 2016: Notification of acceptance of session proposals
31 January 2016: Session proposal submission deadline

Important documents
Book of Abstracts (2.7 MB; PDF)
Call for Abstracts - updated

Session schedule
Call for Session Proposals                      

Congress schedule



First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress
"Forests and Trees Serving the People of Africa and the World
"
Nairobi, Kenya; 25–30 June 2012
http://fornis.net/content/first-iufro-fornessa-regional-congress/


Related documents: 1st announcement
The Nairobi Resolution at: http://www.iufro.org/download/file/8798/3684/regcong-africa12-congress-resolution_pdf/
Daily coverage by IISD RS at: http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/forest/iufrofornessa/c1/: 26 June - 27 June - 28 June - 29 June
Coverage by ICRAF: http://worldagroforestry.org/event/iufro-fornessa-2012
Summary report available at: http://www.iufro.org/download/file/8791/3684/regcong-africa12-summary-report_pdf/
Additional stories on the IUFRO blog at: http://theiufroblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/sub-saharan-africa-scientific-congress-commences/
Pictures from the Congress: http://www.flickr.com/groups/iufro-fornessa-congress/

The congress was organized by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Forestry Research Network of Sub‐Saharan Africa (FORNESSA) with support from a number of donor organizations and institutions. The congress was jointly hosted by the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).


IUFRO European Congress 2007:
"Forests and Forestry in the Context of Rural Development"

Warsaw, Poland; 6-8 September 2007
http://conference2007.wl.sggw.pl./

(organised in conjunction with the EFI Annual Conference 2007)

Related documents: First Announcement - Detailed Programme - Conference photo gallery    


Segundo Congreso Latinoamericano IUFRO   IUFROLAT II
"Bosques – La creciente importancia de sus funciones ambientales, sociales y económicas"

La Serena, Chile; 23-27 Octubre 2006
http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-9/90000/90100/90104/activities/segundo-congreso/  


IUFRO European Regional Conference
"Forestry Serving Urbanised Societies"

Copenhagen, Denmark; 27-30 August 2002

Related documents: Call for Abstracts - Final Programme


Primer Congreso Latinoamericano IUFRO - IUFROLAT I
"El Manejo Sustentable de los Recursos Forestales - Desafío del Siglo XXI"

Valdivia, Chile; 22-28 Noviembre 1998

Related documents: Programme