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Activities > Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019)


Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019)

17-21 June 2019
Incheon, Korea


APFW 2019, jointly organized and hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019. This was the fourth Asia-Pacific Forestry Week following Hanoi, Vietnam (April 2008), Beijing, China (November 2011), and Pampanga, the Philippines (February 2016). APFW 2019 comprised various workshops, seminars, and partner events organized along five streams. .

1) The 28th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
17- 21 June 2019

APAFRI participated in this main session as an Executive Member of APFC. During the session, the Commission unanimously elected Korea Forest Service as the new chairperson to hold office until the commencement of the 29th Session.

2) Launching of the report of Asia Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study III
18 June 2019

The final report was launched during this side event. APAFRI, with an LoA, provided logistic supports to gather a number of panellists for the event.

3) International Symposium on Global Forest & Landscape Restoration
18 June 2019

APAFRI with the annual allocation from NIFoS provided support for five staff members from APAFRI member institutions to participate in this forum. They were from Forestry Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA), Indonesia; Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), India; Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Philippines; National Taiwan University, Taiwan; and Kasetsart University, Thailand. The symposium shared Korea’s experiences on forest and landscape restoration in various aspects such as policy, science technology, and international cooperation.

4) Roles of Research Institute on Forest Plantation and Landscape
19 June 2019
The session was organized by the Asia Forest Institute (AFI) using the fund from NIFoS allocation through APAFRI. This programme was participated by forest related institutions in Asia region with the objective of experiences sharing on successful project/programme at regional level on forest plantation and restoration.

Updated on 5 July 2019

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