The Asia Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism will work with as many partners as possible to build a platform for promoting strong collaboration in SFM education in order to improve overall capacity in SFM in the Asia-Pacific region.
The specific objectives of the mechanism include:
§To provide a platform for exchanging academic information and sharing education resources between forestry institutions;
§ To promote innovation and reform in forestry education and share achievements;
§To improve overall capacity in SFM in the region.
In order to achieve these objectives, the Asia Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism will, amongst other actions:
§ Develop an appropriate model to train next-generation foresters who will be able to apply SFM knowledge to forest management practices;
§ Identify key problems and issues in forestry education through regular forestry education meetings and surveys;
§ Seek cooperation and develop collaborative programs in areas of common interest that will promote forestry education on SFM.