Working Groups

In a meeting of its National Coordinators in September 2014, APFORGEN established three Working Groups to support the implementation of the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources (GPA FGR) in the Asia Pacific region. 


Working Group 1 - Mobilizing Political and Financial Support for The Implementation of The Global Plan of Action for Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia Pacific Region.

Chair : Zheng Yongqi, Division of Forest Genetic Resources, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China.

Vice Chairs : Hemlal Aryal, National Forest Division, Department of Forest, Nepal and Sim Heok Choh, APAFRI, Malaysia.


Working Group 2 - Conservation and Sustainable Use Strategies for Regionally Important and Endangered Tree Species.

Chair : Bambang Trihartono, Forest Research and Development for Forest Productivity, Indonesia.

Vice Chair : Suchitra Changtragoon, National Park Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Thailand.


Working Group 3 - Strengthening Tree Seed Programmes to Facilitate Ecosystems Restoration, Support Local Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

Chair : E.L. Tolentino Jr, University of The Philippines Los Banos, Philippines.

Vice Chairs : K.M.A. Bandara, Forest Research Centre, Sri Lanka and Rekha R. Warrier, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, India.


Membership of the Working Groups is open to  interested people. To join, please sent a brief description of yourself and your interests to APFORGEN Secretariat.

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