The first Asia-Pacific Forestry Week is planned to start 21-26 April 2008, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
This event will provide a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders and forest managers to share perspectives and seek solutions to the most challenging issues facing forests and forestry today.
Leading regional and international natural resource organizations will convene special plenary sessions each morning of the week, focusing on:
- forests and poverty;
- forests and climate change (including bioenergy); and
- trade, forestry investment and forest law enforcement and governance.
The event will bring together over 500 individuals from governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, regional and international networks, UN agencies and the private sector. High-level forestry officials from the Asia-Pacific region are expected to attend.
For more information and registration, please see URL: http:www.fao.org/forestry/site/44755/en/
Send inquires by e-mail to AP-Forestry-Week@fao.org.