Report of APFORGEN's Annual Workshop 2021

Read about the results of APFORGEN's annual workshop 2021, held as a virtual full-day event in June 2021. Nearly 40 participants across the region got together to discuss the current progress in implementing APFORGEN's strategy and to develop plans for collaboration for the next year. The strategy is designed to support regional collaboration for implementing the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources.

The day’s programme consisted of presentations of country reports by APFORGEN National Coordinators and country representatives, group discussions on common interests and collaboration opportunities around APFORGEN’s strategic objectives, as well as an information session about international processes related to forest genetic resources, including the preparation of the Second State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources report. The day was concluded by electing new members to APFORGEN’s Board for the next three-year period. 

The workshop was attended by National and Assistant Coordinators and their colleagues from 11 countries, and representatives of FAO, the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) and the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The virtual format offered a unique opportunity to allow more participants from each country and team to join in the discussions. The workshop was organized as a collaboration between APFORGEN, the Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Alliance, and ETH Zurich.

Workshop presentations are available online.


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APFORGEN is a regional programme and network with a holistic approach to the conservation and management of the Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) in the Asia-Pacific region


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