This project has been implemented within the framework of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations’ Special Programme for Developing Countries (IUFRO-SPDC). As part of its mission to expand forest research capacity in developing countries, IUFRO-SPDC runs a series of training workshops on “Working effectively at the Interface of Forest Science and Forest Policy.” With support from APN one of these training workshops was implemented as pre-conference event in conjunction with the IUFRO Conference on Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies, and Practices, Sweden in August 2008. The training workshop focused on science-policy interfacing in the context of global climate change. The sessions of the workshop were organized into four main sections: lecturing on international and national policy frameworks; introduction to best practices of science-policy interactions; group discussions on the evaluation of forest research projects, and wrap-up discussions with a panel of experts from international organizations and local university. A total of 22 scientists from 16 developing countries participated in the workshop and conference. 8 scientists from the Asia Pacific region were sponsored through this CAPaBLE Project.
Project • CBA2008-04NSY-Nakashizuka