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Location:

Beijing, China

Duration:

June 23-25, 2010

BACKGROUND

The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), proposed at the 15th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in 2007 and officially launched in 2008, aims to promote and improve sustainable forest management and rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region through capacity-building, information-sharing, regional policy dialogue and pilot projects.

Quite a number of APEC economies have been involved in APFNet activities through focal points, who play a significant role in circulating APFNet information and maximize the visibility of APFNet in the region. In order to maintain an effective communication network and appeal for a broader participation in APFNet activities in Asia-Pacific and beyond, a Meeting of APFNet Focal Points within APEC Region will be held from 23-25 June, 2010 in Beijing, to identify an efficient working mechanism for APFNet focal points to achieve mutual benefit between the Network and its focal points. The meeting will also facilitate us to discuss openly the working plan and strategic plan for the institutional development of APFNet, as well as how the membership/partnership will be developed to sustain APFNet.

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  1. to establish a regular working mechanism in the region, which enables APFNet focal points to share perspectives concerning forestry sectors and support APFNet activities in circulating information and maximizing the visibility and profile of APFNet, and to identify how APFNet will in turn financially support its focal points;
  2. to discuss the preferable mode of APFNet membership development; and
  3. to discuss APFNet strategic plan for long-term operation and institutional development.

A summary will be composed to conclude the meeting as the foundation report to future development of APFNet and the networking mechanism for APFNet focal points will be developed.

PARTICIPANTS

The Meeting will gather together APFNet focal points or their representatives from 21 APEC economies.

DATE AND VENUE

The Meeting will be held in Beijing, China during June 23-25, 2010. It consists of a one-day field trip and a two-day meeting.

LANGUAGE

English

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. CHEN Lin
APFNet Secretariat
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Ms. LU Qian
APFNet Secretariat
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Fax: (0086) 10-8423-8108

Tel: (0086) 10-8423-6958

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