Activities and events
The theme "Forest for People" will be addressed by two conferences and related publications. The goal for both conferences is to build a systematic body of knowledge about the relationship between forests and people in all its facets, including future trends and challenges.
- Conference in Alpbach/Austria (22-24 May 2012) - participation from all regions is expected (see http://ffp2012.boku.ac.at);
- A focused meeting with selected participants in Kenya/Africa on perspectives from developing countries (2012).
Ulrike Pröbstl will organize the conference in Europe. Perry Brown will organize the meeting in Kenya. For the required steering committee we asked the 9 Divisions to name interested members.
Target audiences for the conferences are:
- Policy Makers and Selected Public Audiences
- Forest Managers
- Science Administrators
2012: Discussion on lessons learned from the two conferences and possible aspects which should be strengthened and analysed in 2013 by separate groups.
2013: Discussion how to implement the findings and results into the publication strategy in cooperation with the IUFRO Board and the new IUFRO publisher.
2014: Preparation of the main findings at the IUFRO World Congress and presentation.