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Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners invite people interested in, and committed to, sustainable forest management in Asia and the Pacific to come together for Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016 in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines, 22-26 February 2016. Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW 2016) is expected to be one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the region in 2016.

The theme of Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016, Growing Our Future! is intended to encourage participants to chart new pathways that guide the development of forestry into the future.

APFW 2016 will be organized in five thematic streams:

  1. Pathways to prosperity: future trade and markets
  2. Tackling climate change: challenges and opportunities
  3. Serving society: forestry and people
  4. New institutions, new governance
  5. Our green future: green investment and growing our natural assets

Streams will comprise a range of workshops, seminars, meetings and other events that will contribute to a broad and inclusive dialogue and outcomes that will help to shape the future of forestry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

The 26th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) will convene in conjunction with APFW 2016. APFC is one of six FAO Regional Forestry Commissions that cover the world’s major geographic regions. APFC meets every two years to review progress, discuss problems of mutual concern and set new agendas.

Participate and Contribute!

You are invited to proactively contribute to the event in the following ways:

  1. Organize a partner event (could be a collaborative event run by several organizations)
  2. Prepare an organizational or institutional exhibition booth
  3. Sponsor an event or activity of APFW 2016
  4. Become an individual participant

Organizations interested in convening events in conjunction with APFW 2016 are urged to contact us.

For more information go to: J.MP/APFW2016 or send an email to: AP-Forestry-Week@fao.org