Knowledge Sharing Workshop

Hosted virtually: (upon invitation only)

There is an urgent need to address land degradation and the climate crisis. This knowledge-sharing workshop has been organised jointly by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) with financial support from the Korean National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The aim is to exchange a wide range of experiences with implementing FLR in India and South Asia to learn from each other and find opportunities to upscale efforts to restore degraded lands and transition to more sustainable land use as part of a green and circular economy.

The workshop will discuss a blend of local knowledge and approaches from elsewhere in the world so that participants gain further insights into the challenges associated with implementing FLR on the ground. This four-day online workshop (3-4 hours per day) is structured around four FLR-related topics: interventions into social-ecological systems, contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation, rehabilitating ex-mining areas, financing and capacity building.

IUFRO’s role is to bring to the table not only the best science but also practical experiences on forest landscape restoration implementation from all over the world and discuss such approaches with local scientists and experts. This knowledge is contributed though participation in the workshop (upon invitation only) and through publications and tools, such as Implementing Forest Landscape Restoration: A Practitioner’s Guide.

Workshop Agenda