Call for abstracts for the World Forestry Congress

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Call for abstracts for the World Forestry Congress

The XIV World Forestry Congress will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry. We’d like you to help define that vision.

We are inviting abstracts on the central theme of the Congress, “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future”, and on relevant topics that also align with any of the six Congress sub-themes:

·  Forests for socio-economic development and food security

·  Building resilience with forests

·  Integrating forests and other land uses

·  Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade

·  Monitoring forests for better decision-making·  Improving governance by building capacity

More detailed information on each sub-theme can be found here.

We invite abstracts for voluntary papers, posters and – for the first time – video presentations, which will allow you to actively demonstrate your work in the field – for example through interviews with beneficiaries of projects and initiatives, or with practical demonstrations.

Please make sure you submit your abstract before the deadline for submission, 15 December 2014.

Full call for abstracts | Guidelines

Key dates to remember

15 December 2014

Deadline for submission of abstracts

15 February 2015

Authors will receive evaluation of their abstracts and full instructions on how to submit the paper, poster or video

15 April 2015

Deadline for submission of posters, papers and videos

15 June 2015

Selected authors will receive notification to prepare a presentation at the Congress

Spread the word

Please forward this announcement to anyone you know who might like to learn more about the XIV World Forestry Congress, and help spread the word on social media with the #WFC2015 hashtag.

Preliminary information about the Congress can be found on the FAO XIV World Forestry Congress website.

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