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Activities and events

No upcoming meetings found for Task Force on Forests for People.

Calendar of Meetings

Upcoming IUFRO meetings

FFP 2 - Second Forests for People Conference; Traverse City, Michigan, United States; 19-23 May 2013. Conference homepage1st announcement

Past IUFRO meetings

Forests for People – International experiences and the vital role for the future; Alpbach/Tyrol, Austria; 22-24 May 2012. Units involved: Task Force on Forests for People, 6.00.00. Conference homepage - 1st announcement - 2nd announcement - Programme - Report

Activities and expected outputs

Update on planned activities - Task Force fact sheet; 26 November 2012

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;
  • 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
  • Scientists
  • Science Administrators

Period 2012-2014

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.