Joint Publications


Report: Global Assessment of Forest Education

New report identifies a need for well-trained forest sector workers, entrepreneurs, practitioners, researchers, professionals and policy makers and a well-informed public to maximize the contribution of forests to the SDGS.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) presented the Global Assessment of Forest Education on 4 October 2022 at the 26th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry / World Forest Week in Rome.

This publication highlights that education is essential for safeguarding natural resources, including forests, for future generations. The study addresses education and training related to forests, trees outside forests and other wooded land and covers all levels of formal education: primary, secondary, technical and vocational education and training, universities and colleges. It identifies an urgent need for locally relevant, appropriate and inclusive solutions that take into account digital divides, language barriers and a gender and racial/ethnic balance in forest education programs and the workforce. One of the main areas for improvement is to ensure students at all levels better access to forests and outdoor training experience.

The report is based on the results of the 2020 Global Forest Education Survey, supplemented by findings of six regional assessment reports on forest education, carried out under the project, "Creation of a Global Forest Education Platform and Launch of a Joint Initiative under the aegis of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests".

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