Underpinning sustainable tree plantations in Southern Africa - Pre-congress research symposium programme released

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"Underpinning sustainable tree plantations in Southern Africa" - Pre-congress research symposium programme released.

This is the Research Symposium entitled "Underpinning sustainable tree plantations in Southern Africa" jointly hosted by the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) and the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations (IUFRO).

As you will see, the programme comprises a list of invited speakers; leaders and research specialists, who will showcase the depth and breadth of forestry research across South Africa.

Our keynote speaker is South Africa’s National Minister for Science and Technology, Minister Naledi Pandor, and other invited speakers include IUFRO President, Prof Mike Wingfield, FORNESSA’s Dr Joe Cobbinah and a number of top South African research scientists and leaders. 

Outcomes of the Symposium will be presented at the Congress, highlighting the current and future importance and impact of forestry research in the region.

The event also provides a valuable information sharing and networking forum and an excellent opportunity for international and national participants to engage in dialogue in support of growing collaboration and partnerships.

DATE: Friday, 4 September 2015
VENUE: International Convention Centre, Durban

Please see below for the final programme for the pre-congress symposium.

Pre-Congress Research Symposium Final Programme

To register and get further details, please visit  www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/programme/precongress-events/forestry-research/en/ 
Please assist us by passing this information on to any contacts or colleagues around the world who may be interested in attending.

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We hope to see many of you ion Durban in a few weeks.

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