9.01.03 - Extension and knowledge exchange



Mark your calendars for: IUFRO - Extension & Knowledge Exchange 2022 Conference

Knowledge Exchange for the Modern Era: Empowering People / Providing Solutions
online; 26 April, 3 May, and 10 May 2022, 13:00-15:30 EDT USA

Extension plays a key role in empowering individuals and communities to take action. This conference celebrates the successes of what we do every day in our Extension lives. The conference offers opportunities to learn from each other and build strong partnerships from local to international.


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William Hubbard, United States


Robert Bardon, United States

Antonio Brunori, Italy

Mark Megalos, United States

Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, Ireland

Ales Poljanec, Slovenia

About Unit

The Extension Working Party first became active in 1994. Since that time it has grown to include over 400 members from about 70 countries throughout the world. A Working Party Directory is updated regularly. Paper copies are printed every other year, and are available from the Working Party Coordinator.

The objectives of the Working Party are as follows:

  1. To serve as a forum for information exchange among Extension forestry workers worldwide.
  2. To promote the concept of Extension through the transfer of knowldege and technology to improve the lives of people.
  3. To improve the quality, quantity, and effectiveness of Extension programs worldwide.
  4. To advance the quality and impact of research on Extension methodologies.

State of Knowledge

In 2002, the Extension Working Party conducted a terminology project. Click here to learn more about the results.