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Research for a green, healthy and resilient future with forests and trees

Launching a new research-for-development partnership

Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea
 3 May 2022 18:30–20:00 - KST

A view of the forest in Central Kalimantan. Photo by Nanang Sujana/CIFOR

Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests requires strong knowledge to anticipate future changes and shocks and their impacts on ecosystems, economies and livelihoods. Such knowledge also provides a basis for the development of strong systemic and better coordinated policies to prepare for and address these changes. The purpose of this session is to discuss the role of “forest and tree research for development” in building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future. Forests and trees, like never before, are called to play an important role towards many different objectives.
It will focus on key insights from a decade of research within former FTA, as well as key insights by IUFRO on current major forest research frontiers.

The session will look into emerging issues, as well as main research and implementation gaps lying ahead of us along the forestry research-to-development spectrum.
Specific attention will be devoted to what it takes for science to make an impact, focusing on science for decision processes and the means by which knowledge is constructed with and appropriated by the various categories of actors.

It will be the occasion for partners to launch and present together the new FTA partnership, as a follow-up of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (2011-2021).


Robert Nasi
Director General, CIFOR

Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo
Director, UN Forum on Forests Secretariat

John Parrotta
President, IUFRO

Pablo Pacheco
Global Forests Lead Scientist, WWF

Sunpil JIN
Vice Executive Director, AFoCO

Arlene Lopez Sampson
Principal Researcher, CATIE

Alexander Buck
Executive Director, IUFRO

Michael Kwaku
Ghana Country Coordinator INBAR

Erich Schaitza
Director General, Embrapa Florestas

Salvatore Pinizzotto
Secretary General, IRSG

Madeleine Fogde
Director, SIANI

Vincent Gitz
Director, Programme and Platforms and Focal Point, Latin America, CIFOR-ICRAF


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