XV World Forestry Congress

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Side event
Harnessing the full potential of tertiary forest education globally

May 5, 2022 | 10:00 AM KST - 11:30 AM KST

Conference Room 308C


The side event will discuss the key findings of the global forest education project and showcase the new digital innovations in forest education, followed by a panel discussion of key stakeholders in tertiary forest education. The recent global study on forest education identified gaps in tertiary-level forest education. While recognizing the diversity of forest education across regions, the global study identified a need to include more social issues and traditional knowledge in forestry curricula, further improve generic competences, increase practical experience, and improve gender and minority equality. Filling gaps in the curricula, providing more practical training and opportunities for internships and work, and improving digital readiness are some of the actions that could be taken to prepare students better for jobs after graduation. In order to tackle the key gap of limited access to forest education resources, new digital platforms have been developed and will be presented during the session. They are available for exploration throughout the duration of the Congress. A panel of key stakeholders will identify further action that can be taken to harness the full potential of forest education globally. Moderator: Daniel Boehnke, IUFRO Headquarters Speakers: Gerardo Segura Warnholtz; Mika Rekola; Sheam Satkuru

Convening organizations

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO); NGO; https://www.iufro.org/ The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO); NGO; http://www.fao.org/ The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); NGO; https://www.itto.int/ Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR-ICRAF); NGO; https://www.cifor.org/

Who can attend







ST 5: Managing and communicating forest information and knowledge

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