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GFEP - (Interview with Alexander Buck) - by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
July 14, 2010 05:36 AM PDTIUFRO-SPDC (interview with Michael Kleine) - by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations
June 01, 2010 08:26 AM PDT
During this podcast, Tarun Bathija interviews Michael Kleine (IUFRO-SPDC Project Coordinator) to get a better understanding of the International Union of Forest Research Organization's - Special Program for Developing Countries.
The mission of the Special Programme for Developing Countries (in short IUFRO-SPDC) is "to expand and foster forest research capacity in developing and economically disadvantaged countries".
According to the programme's strategy for 2007 to 2010 the IUFRO-SPDC activities cover the
Enhancing core scientific competence;
April 19, 2010 03:00 AM PDT
In this IUFRO podcast episode, Tarun Bathija interviews Gerardo Mery who is the project coordinator of one of IUFRO's special programs, IUFRO-WFSE.
The Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO-WFSE) is a global, open, non-profit, collaborative network of scientist and experts steered by ten international research organizations. On the basis of existing scientific knowledge, IUFRO-WFSE looks for innovative solutions to support and advance the formulation and implementation of forest-related policies that promote sustainable development and human well-being.
The IUFRO-WFSE network shares existing scientific knowledge and participates actively in forest-related policy processes.GFIS (interview with Eero Mikkola) - by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
February 02, 2010 04:07 AM PST
The Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) provides the framework to share forest-related information through a single gateway at www.gfis.net.
It promotes the dissemination and sharing of forest and tree-related information and knowledge among the global forestry community by developing common information exchange standards, building capacity and enhancing partnerships among forestry information providers and users.
This podcast is an introduction to GFIS, how it works exactly, what its future plans for development are and what is important for you to know!
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The International Union of Forest Organizations (IUFRO( – The Global Network for Forest Science Cooperation A non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis. Our Vision is the science-based management, conservation and sustainable development of the world’s forest resources for the benefit of present and future generations. IUFRO is exceptional, because it is the only world-wide international organization devoted to forests and related sciences. It contributes to the promotion of science in the formulation of forest-related policies. Our Mission is to promote global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees; as well as to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision-makers and to contribute to forest policy and on-the-ground forest management. In pursuing this Mission, IUFRO has identified three strategic goals and related objectives for the period 2006-2010 which support IUFRO as well as its members (see http://www.iufro.org/discover/strategy/). Forest and Forest Product Research IUFRO is open to all individuals and organizations dedicated to forest and forest products research and related disciplines. It is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory organization with a long tradition dating back to 1892. Our Stakeholders are research organizations, universities and individual scientists, NGOs, decision making authorities, forest land-owners and other people who depend on forests. Networking IUFRO attains its objectives by networking activities including the generation, exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge, the provision of access to relevant information, and the assistance to scientists and institutions to strengthen their research capacities.
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