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.

Upcoming Regional Congresses

First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress
"Forests and Trees Serving the People of Africa and the World
Nairobi, Kenya; 25–30 June 2012

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

(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

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