XIV World Forestry Congress


IUFRO at the XIV World Forestry Congress

Photo showing World Forestry Convention 2015: Congress Centre in Durban

7-11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/en/

The XIV World Forestry Congress, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and hosted by the Republic of South Africa, brought together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

The Congress – the first to be held in Africa - was inclusive of people from all countries, regions and sectors, whether they belonged to a government organization, NGO, private company, scientific or professional body, a forestry society, or simply had a personal interest in attending. The broad participation and inclusive discussion on forestry issues facilitated their mainstreaming in global agendas on sustainable development as well as building new partnerships.

IUFRO was co-organizer of several events at the WFC.

Photo: World Forestry Congress 2015: Convention Centre in Durban. By J Parrotta


Outcomes

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Friday, 4 September 2015

7:45-18:00Pre Congress Research Symposium
Underpinning Sustainable Tree Plantations in Southern Africa

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Programme

 

Friday, 4 September 2015 - Sunday, 6 September 2015

Fr, Sat
09:00-17:30
Sun
09:00-12:30
Hotel City Lodge

IUFRO-SPDC Pre-Congress Training Workshop
on Science Policy Interactions "Making Science
Work for Forest and Landscape Restoration"

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Workshop Programme


Sunday, 6 September 2015

15:00 – 16:30  Towards a vision on forests in the post-2015 era:
  High Level Dialogue of Heads of Member Organizations of
  the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)

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Monday, 7 September 2015

12:45-14:15
Meeting room 11A
Side Event: Special Project IUFRO-WFSE
Opportunities and challenges for harnessing local
forest management to improve rural livelihoods in Africa
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12:45-14:15
Meeting room 11C
Side Event: Research Group 1.05.00
Uneven-aged silviculture in tropical forests: barriers, opportunities and challenges

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

12:45–14:15
Hall 2C

Side Event: Special Programme IUFRO Directors' Forum
IUFRO Directors' Forum - Crossing science
boundaries for the benefit of forests and people

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12:45–14:15
Meeting room 21ABC
Side Event: Jerry Vanclay
Future forests - exploring integrated solutions on
multiple challenges
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12:45–14:15
Mystrals Lower,
Exhibition Centre
Side Event:
TF on Sustainable Planted Forests for a Greener Future
Plantations for sustainable productive landscapes
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18:15-19:30
Meeting room 22DEF
Side Event: Research Group 6.08.00
Art of communication and building capacity for
forest tenure, governance and society diversity
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19:45-21:00
Meeting room 21ABC
Side Event: IUFRO/IFSA
Enhancing Forestry Education in Africa

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - Wednesday, 9 September 2015

10:00-17:30
10:00-17:00
Hall 3A
International Forests & Water Dialogue

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

10:00-15:00
Hall 5/6 and Hall 4CD
Wildlife Forum

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Video

12:45–14:15
Hall 3BC
Side Event
Experiences of implementing the resilient landscape approach
in the uMngeni catchment, South Africa
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12:45–14:15
Hall 1A
Side Event: Working Party 4.04.08
Integrative approaches to improve sustainable forest
management under climate change

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12:45–14:15
Hall 2D
Side Event: Research Group 9.03.00
Traditional values, practices and forest policy: transforming
local challenges into renewed partnership

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Session summary

15:00-16:45
Meeting Room 2D

Session
Multipurpose landscapes for meeting multiple objectives

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18:15-19:30
Hall 1A
Side Event: IUFRO
Global Forest Science Collaboration - Investing in Knowledge
Generation, Capacity Building and Education in Forestry
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18:15-19:30
Meeting room 11AB
Side Event
Forest Change and Transition in the Asia-Pacific Region:
Exploring the Past, Present and Future
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19:45 – 21:00
Meeting room 12B
Side Event:
TF on Resources for the Future: Transformation in Forest Use
Resources for the future: transformation in forest use

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Session programme


Friday, 11 September 2015

12:45-14:15
Meeting room 22DEF
The International Forests and Water Dialogue:
Outcomes and Key Messages

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