Supported by Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) and organized by the National Plateau Wetlands Research Center and Southwest Forestry University(SWFU), the Training Workshop on Forestland Tenure was kicked off on July 5, 2010 in Kunming.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Professor Liu Huimin, SWFU president, and the welcome remarks were delivered by Mr. Lu De, deputy director General of APFNet Secretaraits, and Prof. Chen Baokun, Rood President for administrative board of SWFU, appreciating the broad participation in APFNet activities and wishing a success of the training workshop.
The 12-day training workshop, the 2nd training workshop under “forestry and rural sustainable development” series of APFNet capacity building program, aims to improve the Asia-Pacific countries’ forestry development and strengthen the capacity of community development, through lectures given by experienced regional and international experts and scholars, presentations on country reports, and group discussions on topics associated with forestland tenure. A field trip to Dehong Prefecture in Yunnan will be organized finally to showcase the performance and experience of community forestland tenure reform in China.
14 senior forestry officials come from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.