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25-27 November 2014    Bogor, Indonesia

Background

In recent years, increasing attention has been given to forests and its multiple benefits across the world. In order to fully tap the potential of forests to meet the diverse needs of achieving a sustained development of our environment and society, it is quite necessary and crucial to improve forest management and strengthen capacity building of forestry officers and practitioners.

The Asia-Pacific region, in both broad and narrow definition, boasts rich and diverse forest resources. The forest cover of the APEC economies, in particular, accounts for 53 percent of the global amount . However, economies in this region are facing common challenges such as deforestation, forest degradation, and underestimate of the contribution of the forest sector to GDP. One of the keys to addressing those challenges lies in stronger capacity of the forestry authorities and practitioners, which can be realized through improved forestry education and training, of which on-the-job training programme is an integral part and important method.

Many economies in the region, in this regard, have been developing on-the-job training programmes considering their situation, needs and priorities in forestry. It would be beneficial to share those experiences and lessons learnt in this field to further improve the on-the-job training programmes. The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), dedicated to enhancing capacity building and information exchange in the region, would like to hold a Workshop on Forestry Human Resources Development in the Asia-Pacific Region, to gather participants from forestry agencies and their human resources management departments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Objectives

The main objective of the Workshop is to promote exchange and cooperation among regional economies on forestry training to contribute to the capacity building of the forestry personnel and sustainable management of forests in the region. The Workshop will provide a platform for forestry agencies to exchange and interact among themselves the effective measures and lessons learnt of on-the-job training. To be specific, the participants will:

  • Share achievements, experiences, challenges and opportunities of the forestry human resources development mechanism, with focus on the on-the-job training programmes;
  • Discuss effective measures to strengthen on-the-job training;
  • Discuss the feasibility of establishing the Asia-Pacific Human Resources Development Dialogue and the draft framework.

Expected outputs

  • Identify the common characteristics and the unique ones as well as the  challenges facing on-the-job training for forestry agencies in Asia-Pacific region;
  • Summarize and share the success stories of on-the-job training of forestry agencies at greater scale;
  • Establish the Asia-Pacific Human Resources Development Dialogue.

Participation

The workshop will invite two representatives responsible for human resources development from each forestry agencies in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the experts in this field. The number of participants is estimated about 40.

Organization and funding

The Workshop will be designed and funded by APFNet, hosted by Forestry Extension and Human Resources Development Agency, Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, with technical assistance provided by the Department of Human Resources of the State Forestry Administration of P. R. China. Participants from developing economies will be provided with necessary funding to attend the workshop, including roundtrip flight tickets (economy class), accommodation and DSA according to APFNet standards.

Date and venue

Preliminary date: 25-27 November 2014
Venue: Novotel Bogor, Indonesia

Contact information

Ms Chen Lin
Institutional Development
APFNet Secretariat
Tel: 86-10-8415 9140
Fax: 86-10-84216958
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Mr Noviar
Forestry Extension and Human Resources Development at Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia
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Attachments:

  1. pdfTentative Agenda306.5 KB
  2. pdfInformation Note217.19 KB
  3. docRegistration Form46.5 KB
  4. docOrganization of Work85 KB