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GFEP - (Interview with Alexander Buck) - by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
July 14, 2010 05:36 AM PDT
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IUFRO-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
following five priority areas:

Enhancing core scientific competence;
Improving information management and dissemination;
Enhancing science contribution to policy processes;
Promoting communication and multi-stakeholder learning processes,
Providing institutional support to regional forest research networks.

IUFRO-WFSE (interview with Gerardo Mery) - by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
April 19, 2010 03:00 AM PDT
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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
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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!

Enjoy your listening!