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Appendix 2: Workshop and training programme

Monday, 20 May

08:00 08:30 Registration

08:30 09:00 Welcome Addresses (R.B. Singh, ADG; S. Fezzardi, EC-Delegation in Bangkok)

09:00 09:15 Introduction to the EC-FAO Partnership Programme

09:15 09:30 Introduction of the Workshop: Background, Objectives and Expected Outcomes

09:30 10:00 Coffee break

10:00 10:30 Regional Overview of Forest Product Statistics

10:30 11:15 Discussion groups on the report

11:15 11:45 Report of discussion

11:45 12:00 Country Report Bangladesh

12:00 12:15 Country Report Bhutan

12:15 12:30 Country Report Cambodia

12:30 13:30 Lunch

13:30 13:45 Country Report India

13:45 14:00 Country Report Indonesia

14:00 14:15 Country Report Lao PDR

14:15 14:30 Country Report Malaysia

14:30 14:45 Country Report Nepal

14:45 15:00 Country Report Pakistan

15:00 15:15 Country Report Philippines

15:15 15:30 Country Report Sri Lanka

15:30 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 16:15 Country Report Thailand

16:15 16:30 Country Report Viet Nam

16:30 17:00 National Correspondents on Forest Product Statistics: Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, 21 May

08:30 09:00 Importance of Information on Forest Product Statistics in International Organizations: the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire 2000

09:00 09:30 The Forest Sector Questionnaire 2000: Returns, Structure, Definitions; Functions; Statistical Cycles; Notes; Communication; Security; Sharing Information; Data Processing

09:30 10:30 Working groups on problems encountered in completing and using the JFSQ 2000

10:30 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 11:30 Report of discussion on the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire

11:30 12:30 Practical training (hands on) in completing the JFSQ 2001

12:30 13:30 Lunch

13:30 14:15 Forest Product Statistics Problems in Data Collection and Reporting

14:15 15:00 International Trade Statistics (Classifications HS96 and SITC Rev.3)

15:00 15:30 Presentation and Discussion: Private Sector Perspective on the use of International Forest Product Information

15:30 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 17:00 Working groups: Suggested improvements for the JFSQ 2002

17:00 17:30 Report by working groups and discussion


Wednesday, 22 May

08:30 09:10 Presentation of the JFSQ 2001: Changes and Enhancements and Timetable

09:10 09:50 Presentation and discussion: Sawmill Information System (SIS) for the Forestry Sector in Peninsular Malaysia

09:50 10:30 Presentation and discussion: The Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire on the Internet and other related aspects: an experience from Indonesia

10:30 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 11:40 Presentation and discussion: Collecting and Analysing Trade Data and other Related Aspects: An Experience from the Philippines

11:40 12:30 Presentation and discussion: Discrepancies of Forestry Data and Statistics Due to Illegal Logging and Cross Border Smuggling The Case of Cambodia

12:30 13:30 Lunch

13:30 17:30 Visit to the Data Centre of the Royal Forestry Department (RFD)

Dinner invitation on behalf of the EC-FAO Partnership Programme

Thursday, 23 May

08:30 09:00 Dissemination and use of forestry sector information for decision making at the national and international levels

09:00 10:00 Working groups: Main problems and solutions of forestry information systems (FIS) in assessing in disseminating and using wood product statistics for increasingly sophisticated users.

10:00 10:30 Report of the working group on: Main problems and solutions of national FIS

10:30 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 12:30 Hands-on use of internation al forest product statistics on FAOSTAT, CD, the WWW and FTP

12:30 13:30 Lunch

13:30 17:30 Visit organized by RFD to the Customs Department of Thailand: How Forest Product Trade Data are Collected and Reported.

Friday, 24 May

08:30 09:00 Presentation by FAO on the Virtual Questionnaire

09:00 10:30 Hands-on use of the Virtual Questionnaire

10:30 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 12:00 Role and Responsibility of National Statistical Correspondents on Forest Products: Actions and Perspectives of Forest Sector Statistics in the Region

12:00 12:30 General conclusions and recommendations

12:30 Closing of the event

12:30 13:30 Lunch

Saturday, 25 May

Participants return to their respective countries

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