ITTO Capacity Building Project

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) funded in 2006 - 2010 a project entitled "Strengthening National Capacity and Regional Collaboration for Sustainable Use of Forest Genetic Resources in Tropical Asia. The project was implemented by FRIM in collaboration with APAFRI and Bioversity International.

 

This project was implemented in seven APFORGEN member countries namely Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand with focused on strengthening information sharing and national capacity on conservation and sustainable use of FGR in the seven participating countries.  

 

The overall achievement of this 3 year project was rather significant. This was indicated by the number of activities organized, both at the national level in the seven participating countries, as well as at the regional level in The Asia Pacific and the number of publications produced. 

 

The regional network APFORGEN, also benefited from the lifted profile by the Project activities organized in the region, which were of high relevancy to the network. 

 

Activities organized are as follows:

 

  1. National consultative workshops in each of the seven participating countries
  2. Short term training courses on FGR conservation methods for researchers and on FGR management for forest managers and field staff.
  3. A International Symposium on FGR - Conservation and Sustainable Utilization Towards Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
  4. A training workshop on Conservation and Utilization of FGR.
  5. A side event on FGR in Asia and Pacific during the XXIII IUFRO World Congress.

 

Five publications were also produced and widely distributed to researchers, in addition national posters of the seven participating countries were produced and displayed during the XXIII IUFRO World Congress.

Download the publications from the project:

PROJECT COMPLETION REPORT PD 199/03 Rev.3(F) Strengthening National Capacity and Regional Collaboration for Sustainable Use of Forest Genetic Resources In Tropical Asia. Publication Year – 2010

Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Management. Status in seven South and Southeast Asian countries. Publication Year – 2009

Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Management. National Consultative Workshops of Seven South and Southeast Asian Countries. Publication Year – 2009

Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Management - Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN) National Coordinators Meeting and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Project PD 199/03 Rev.3 (F) Update. Publication Year: 2008

Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Management - International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Project PD 199/03 Rev.3(F) Mid-term Review and the Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN) National Coordinators Meeting, Bogor. Publication Year: 2008