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RWANDA/EL SALVADOR FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION WORKSHOPS
IUFRO organized an international knowledge-sharing workshop in Rwanda in July 2016 on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) with the participation of more than 60 experts from over 10 countries in Africa and overseas.
Another FLR workshop in El Salvador has just ended. More ...
IUFRO LAUNCHES A NEW POLICY BRIEF ON FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
IUFRO launches its policy brief on forest landscape restoration today at COFO 23 World Forest Week hosted at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy. More...
FINDINGS OF IUFRO-SPDC PROJECT PUBLISHED
The World Series Vol. 34 - Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation was officially presented on 6 December 2015 at the Thematic Pavilion on Nature and Climate Change of the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, France. More ...
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW IN FOREST SCIENCE: A SUCCESSFUL JOINT LEARNING EVENT
IUFRO-SPDC's Training Workshop in Selangor, Malaysia, has brought together 25 participants from 6 Asian countries. More ...
ON THE ROUTE TO LARGE-SCALE RESTORATION
SPDC has coordinated feasibility studies of peer review processes for a validation and follow up of forest landscape restoration pledges. More ...
TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR FOREST AND LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
3-day IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration: Workshop Report available! More...
IUFRO-SPDC PRECONGRESS TRAINING WORKSHOPS
IUFRO-SPDC Pre-Congress Training Workshops in connection with the XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014; 29 September-3 October 2014 in Snowbird, Utah, USA; Venue: Snowbird Resort. More..
2-YEAR COOPERATION BETWEEN ITTO AND IUFRO ON REDDES COMPLETED
During the last 2 years, ITTO and IUFRO have conducted a project on REDDES (Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services from Forests). More..
IUFRO-SPDC's 30th Anniversary
In 1981 at the IUFRO World Congress (Kyoto, Japan) it was decided to establish the Special Programme for Developing Countries (IUFRO-SPDC). Operational since 1983, IUFRO-SPDC over the past 30 years provided support to the forest science community in economically disadvantaged countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
IUFRO-SPDC Has A New Name
"Special Programme for Development of Capacities".
Global economic development over the past decades has brought significant changes. The world of today can no longer be rigidly divided into rich and poor countries. With the EU expanding into Eastern Europe, many countries in that region do not qualify for SPDC support anymore. Likewise, many previously developing countries have become emerging economies. Still, their forest research often remains under-resourced .
As a consequence the term "developing countries" has ceased to sufficiently describe our target audience and the name of SPDC has thus been changed from "Special Programme for Developing Countries" to "Special Programme for Development of Capacities", leaving its well-known acronym - SPDC - the same.
The new name has been launched at IUFROLAT 2013 and should be fully established throughout the IUFRO network at the IUFRO World Congress 2014
Inserts in IUFRO News
In 2005 IUFRO launches a new electronic newsletter. IUFRO News, the quarterly printed newsletter of our Union, are merged with IUFRO E-Notes, the bi-monthly electronic information for officeholders and members. The new IUFRO bulletin is published ten times a year and brings up-to-date information in a structured format to all recipients of the former two media.
Reporting on IUFRO-SPDC events and activities will remain an integral part of the new electronic newsletter. For those institutions in developing countries with limited facilities, IUFRO-SPDC will arrange for the production and distribution of printouts.
Full version of SPDC News 2-3/2004, the latest and last issue in pdf format ...
IUFRO-SPDC Annual Reports
Since 2001 IUFRO’s Annual Reports are different from IUFROs previous annual reports. They are now meant mainly for external purposes whilst so far the reports have been more for IUFRO’s internal use trying to cover in detail all activities of the past year. While now Annual Reports include some statistics and basic information on IUFRO, they highlight only a few of the organization’s many activities of the respective years.
Detailed reports on IUFRO-SPDC projects and activities are now posted on our web pages.