We are delighted to announce the first-ever virtual workshop of the Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN), to be held as a full-day event on Monday 21 June 2021. It is time to reconnect after a long year of the Covid-19 pandemic and identify new collaboration opportunities and activities for conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of forests for human health and sustainable economic development.
This is also a good time to take a look at the progress with implementing APFORGEN’s current strategy (2018-2022) as the five-year strategy period winds toward its end.
The day’s programme consists of sessions for each of APFORGEN’s strategic objectives, and breakout groups to discuss common interests for collaboration. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the preparation of the Second State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources report and other international processes that provide opportunities for APFORGEN and its member countries to participate.
The workshop is organized as a collaboration between APFORGEN, The Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and ETH Zurich