FLORES MODEL DESIGN WORKSHOP
JAKARTA, INDONESIA
23 JANUARY TO 3 FEBRUARY 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr. Jerry Vanclay, Centre for International Forestry Research, PO Box 6596, JKPWB, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Fax: +62-251-622100
E-mail:
flores@cgnet.com

(Please see under International Action for more information on FLORES.)



RESEARCH ON NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE TROPENBOS PROGRAMME: RESULTS AND PERSPECTIVES
WAGENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS,

28 JANUARY 1999

The seminar was organized by the Tropenbos Foundation in order to present and reflect the results of research carried out by the Tropenbos NTFP programme between 1994 and 1999 and to discuss directions for future research. Some 100 participants, mainly representing Dutch universities, research institutions and donor organizations, attended the seminar.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Mirjam A.F. Ros-Tonen, NTFP Officer, The Tropenbos Foundation, PO Box 232, 6700 AE Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Fax: +31-317-423024
E-mail:M.A.F.Ros@iac.agro.nl ortropenbos@iac.agro.nl

www.tropenbos.nl/tropenbos/tbntfpsem.html

(Please see under International Action for more information on Tropenbos.)

 

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP ON BAMBOO AND RATTAN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION, UTILIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE
BEIJING, CHINA

11-23 APRIL 1999

This workshop was organized by the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), This network of bamboo and rattan producing countries has its Secretariat in Beijing and is funded by the People's Republic of China, Canada and the Netherlands, among others.

A Strategy Workshop formed the first part of this workshop. It was jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and INBAR. Mrs Jiang Zehui, Co-Chairperson of INBAR and spouse of the Chinese Prime Minister, and the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology opened the meeting. Twenty-nine participants from INBAR's member countries and three participants from non-member countries attended the workshop, and representatives from FAO, ITTO, CIFOR and IPGRI attended as observers. Dr Wulf Killmann, Director, Forest Products Division, represented FAO in the discussions, gave a presentation on FAO's NWFP Programme, chaired a session and participated in the Panel discussion.

For more information, please contact: International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Branch Box 155, P.O. Box 9799, Beijing, China 100101.
Fax: +86-10-64956962/83

www.inbar.org.cn

 

WORKSHOP ON THE SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR SUSTAINABLE UPLAND DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA - REALITY CHECK CONSULTATION
BANGKOK, THAILAND

19-21 APRIL 1999

This workshop was organized by IFAD, FAO and IUCN. IFAD, with FAO support, is preparing a special programme for Asia (SPA) designed to counter the negative impact of the region's economic crisis on the poorest people in rural areas. The programme plans to include 12 countries with an average of three «pilot» projects/country, with a 10-year duration. Total budget for the programme is approx. US$650 million.

The SPA has chosen to concentrate on «indigenous and marginal upland people» (IMPs) as the group most vulnerable to the negative impacts of the crisis. The programme goal is to achieve a situation in which «indigenous inhabitants and other marginal upland people have improved and increasingly resilient livelihoods through secure and sufficient access to and control over their natural resources, and these resources are managed in a sustainable way».

As a consequence of choosing to concentrate on IMPs in upland areas, a significant part of the programme approach is concerned with local forestry and natural resource management. FAO's Community Forestry Unit is therefore providing backstopping during the current conceptual design phase of the programme and expects to continue its involvement during further design and implementation phases.

For more information, please contact: Mr D. Shallon, Community Forestry Unit, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme de Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +39-06-57055514
E-mail:
Daniel.Shallon@fao.org

 

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN AFRICA - PARTICIPATORY FOREST MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA
BANJUL, THE GAMBIA

26-30 APRIL 1999

The focus of the Workshop was on both the institutional framework (policy and legislation) and implementation approaches needed to enable the development of participatory forestry for sustainable use of forest resources in Africa.

For more information, please contact: Dr Katherine Warner, Community Forestry Unit, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +39-06-57055514
E-mail: Katherine.Warner@fao.org

 

DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATION OF REGIONAL ACTIVITIES ON NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE NEAR EAST COUNTRIES
BEIRUT, LEBANON

10-12 MAY 1999

The workshop was jointly organized by FAO's Regional Office for the Near East (RNE), the Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon, and FAO's Wood and Non-Wood Products Utilization Branch (FOPW) and was a follow-up to a regional meeting on medicinal, culinary and aromatic plants held in Cairo in May 1997.

The main objectives of the workshop, which was attended by 25 participants from 9 countries including representatives of international organizations, were:

The representatives of the countries participating at the meeting (Iran, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Jordan, Turkey and Sudan) made presentations on the status of NWFP in their countries. Presentations covered ongoing activities and available data on NWFP use. Invited international organizations (WWF Mediterranean Programme, UN/SRDC and IPGRI) also made presentations on their activities.

For more information, please contact: Mr A. Al-Fares, Forestry Officer, Regional Office for the Near East (RNE), P.O. Box 2223, Cairo, Egypt.
Fax: + 20-2- 7495981
E-mail: FAO-RNE@fao.org

(Please see under International Action for more information on this workshop.)


 

BELÉM FORUM: RESEARCH CHALLENGES FOR AMAZONIAN FORESTS
BELÉM, BRAZIL.

15 JUNE 1999

This one day forum, organized by Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), aimed to learn about the problems facing Amazonian forests and identify areas of research that could have the greatest impact in conserving the region's forests and improving the well-being of its people. Among the topics discussed, one of direct relevance to NWFPs was introduced by a presentation on: «Alternative scenarios for the extractive economy, the case of the Alto Juruá Extractive Reserve, Acre», made by Prof. Mauro Almeida, University of Campinas.

(Source: CIFOR News, No. 23, September 1999.)

For more information, please contact: Mr David Kaimowitz, CIFOR, P.O. Box 6596, JKPWB, Jakarta 10065, Indonesia.
E-mail:
d.kaimowitz@cgiar.org


CERTIFICATION AND MARKETING OF NTFPS AND AGROFORESTRY PRODUCTS
OAXACA, MEXICO

20-22 JUNE 1999

The workshop brought together 45 individuals representing certification and accreditation bodies, environment organizations and producer groups. It was the second such workshop organized by the Falls Brook Centre as part of their Certification and Marketing Program and built on the work being undertaken by a number of organizations to develop viable systems of certification for NTFPs and agroforestry products and to increase collaboration between certification programs. The aim of this workshop was to identify tools and activities to make certification more accessible to producer groups and to renew participants' commitments to implement these solutions.

For more information, please contact: Pat Mallet, Program Coordinator, Certification and Marketing Program, Falls Brook Centre, 802-207 West Hastings, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1H7, Canada.
Fax: +1-604-709-8586
E-mail: pmallet@web.net

(Please see under News and Notes [certification] for more information.)


 

SEMINAR ON MEDICINAL PLANTS
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

22-23 JUNE 1999

The seminar was organized with the objective to transfer research output for industrial application through integrated research between herbal industries and research institutions and to promote conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants. Thirty-five papers were presented to the 105 participants who attended the two-day seminar, organized as part of the FRIM Conference on Forestry and Forests Products Research 1999 Series.

(Source: Malaysian Timber Bulletin, Vol. 5 No. 4.)

For more information, please contact: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Fax: +603 636 5687/6367753
E-mail:mas@frim.gov.my

www.frim.gov.my

 

PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CAN THEY BE RECONCILED?
HARARE, ZIMBABWE

12-15 JULY 1999

FAO organized an International Technical Consultation, which reviewed the pressures and problems that currently confront protected areas and protected area managers, especially in developing countries.

For more information, please contact: Mr D. Williamson, Forest Conservation Research and Education Service, Forestry Department, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +3906-57052151
E-mail:
Douglas.Williamson@fao.org


 

OFF-FOREST TREE RESOURCES OF AFRICA WORKSHOP
ARUSHA, TANZANIA

12-16 JULY 1999

For more information, please contact: Prof. Roger Malimbwi, Faculty of Forestry, Sokoine University of Agriculture, PO Box 3009 Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Fax: +255-56-4648
E-mail:
forestry@sua.ac.tz


TECHNICAL CONSULTATION: GENDER ROLES, BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND FOOD SECURITY
BANGKOK, THAILAND

3-6 AUGUST 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr Prem Nath, Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, RAP, Maliwan Mansion, Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Fax: +66-2-2800445
E-mail:
FAO-RAP@fao.org


ASSESSMENT METHODS OF FOREST ECOSYSTEM STATUS AND SUSTAINABILITY
KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIA

8-12 AUGUST 1999

For more information, please contact: Dr Elena Muratova, V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Academgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 660036.
Fax: +7-39-12-43-36-86
E-mail:
ecos@ifor.krasnoyarsk.su


  

MEDICINAL PLANTS CONSERVATION, MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION IN THE NORTHERN SAVANNAH REGION OF GHANA
TAMALE, GHANA

9-12 AUGUST 1999

This workshop was organized by the Ghana Ministry of Lands and Forestry (MLF) with funds from the World Bank GEF/PDF-B programme.

For more information, please contact: Mr John Lambert, Medicinal Plant Specialist, AFTR2, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA.
E-mail: Jlambert@worldbank.org

(Please see under Country Compass (Ghana) for more information on this workshop.)


 

GROWING FOREST PRODUCTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
VIRGINIA, USA
12-13 AUGUST 1999

This course was designed to assist communities in increasing forest products industry recruitment and offered an opportunity to gain information on industry resources, meet key industry contacts and learn economic development strategies for business development. Among the topics covered was Special Forest Products: what they are, how they relate to Southwest Virginia and how they can help economic development in rural areas.

For more information, please visitwww.conted.vt.edu/forestry/community.htm

 

THE WORLD'S NATURAL FORESTS AND THEIR ROLE IN GLOBAL PROCESSES
KHABAROVSK, RUSSIA

15-20 AUGUST 1999

For more information, please contact: Dr Victor Grek.
Fax: +7-4212-216798
E-mail:sergey@niilkh.khabarovsk.su

 

AFRICA NODE MOUNTAIN FORUM
NAIROBI, KENYA

24-26 AUGUST 1999

The meeting was organized within the framework of Agenda 21, Chapter 13 «Sustainable Mountain Development» and as a follow-up to the recommendations of the Mountain Forum Facilitating Committee. It was supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and was sponsored by FAO, UNEP, ILRI and ICRAF. The meeting was attended by 27 participants, including a number of national, regional and international institutions. Among the subjects discussed, and decided, was the setting up of an African Network on Mountains. This network will constitute the African node of the Mountain Forum, to which it will be affiliated.

For more information, please contact: Mr El Hadji M. Sene, Director, Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme de Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39-06-57055137
E-mail: elhadji.sene@fao.org


INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SEABUCKTHORN
BEIJING, CHINA

30 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER 1999

This workshop was sponsored by the International Centre for Research and Training on Seabuckthorn (ICRTS), together with the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources and the United Nations Development Programme.

For more information, please contact: Ms Meng Xiaotang, ICRTS, Jia 11, Yuetanbeixiaojie, Beijing 100037, China.
Fax: +86-10-63204032/63204167
E-mail: icrts@public.east.cn.net


SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR ON THE FULL VALUE OF FORESTS TO SOCIETY
THURGAO, SWITZERLAND

5 SEPTEMBER 1999

This seminar was organized by the European Forest Institute (EFI) and aimed to present and open a discussion on its ongoing research, as well as that of its member organizations. The topics included the issues of societal, economic and environmental values of forests to society and the implementation through policies to facilitate gaining the full value.

For more information, please contact: European Forest Institute, Torikatu 34, FIN- 80100 Joensuu, Finland.
Fax. +358-13-124-393
Email:efisec@efi.fi

www.efi.fi/


  

NEW APPROACHES TO INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY FORESTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
BELEM, BRAZIL

SEPTEMBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr Natalino Silva, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, CP 48, CEP 66240, Belem, Para, Brazil.
Fax: +55-91-226-9845
E-mail:
natalino@cpatu.embrapa.br


27TH INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY STUDENTS SYMPOSIUM
GERMANY (DIFFERENT CITIES)

9 TO 23 SEPTEMBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr Gunnar Josting, Koordinator, IFSS-Team Freiburg, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg D-79106, Germany.
E-mail:josting@mail.uni-freiburg.de

www.ifsa.net/ifss/ifss99/index.htm

(Please see under News and Notes for more information.)


 

FOOD AND FORESTRY: GLOBAL CHANGE AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES.
READING, UNITED KINGDOM

20-23 SEPTEMBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr John Ingram, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, GCTE Focus 3 Office, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 3BB, UK.
Fax: +44-1491-692313.
E-mail:
j.ingram@ioh.ac.uk .
www.elsevier.nl:80/homepage/sag/gcte99/


  

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY
CHANIA, GREECE

27 SEPTEMBER-9 OCTOBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr Melpo Skoula, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, PO Box 85, GR-73 100 Chania, Greece.
Fax: +30-821-81154
E-mail:
melpo@maich.gr
www.maich.gr


FOREST COMMUNITIES IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM: SUPPORTING NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCT ENTREPRENEURS WITH FOREST INVENTORY SCIENCE - FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS IN COLD TEMPERATE AND BOREAL FORESTS.
KENORA, ONTARIO, CANADA

1-4 OCTOBER 1999

The Conference was organized and led by a steering committee composed of representatives from the: Natural Resources Canada (Canadian Forest Service), USDA Forest Service, University of Victoria, Manitoba Model Forest, National Aboriginal Forestry Association and the Taiga Institute for Land, Culture and Economy. Main conference sponsors were the Government of Canada, Industry Canada, the USDA Forest Service and the Lake of the Wood business association. The Conference was attended by 154 participants (mainly from Canada, USA and Mexico, but also from Russia and China) and included senior government officials, researchers, technical experts, representatives of NGOs, indigenous peoples and the private sector.

The main objectives of the Conference were to:

Mr Paul Vantomme, Forestry Officer (NWFP), represented FAO and was the opening keynote speaker. Conference participants were very interested in learning from successful experiences on NWFP management and utilization from developing countries and looked to FAO as a neutral forum and centre of excellence for information sharing and for exploring ways of collaboration and mutual support.

For more information, please contact: Mr Iain Davidson-Hunt, Taiga Institute for Land, Culture and Economy. 300-120 Second St. S., Kenora, ON, Canada P9N 1E9.
Fax +1-807-468-4893
E-mail: taiga-institute@voyageur.ca


 
THE HIGH-LEVEL CONSULTATION ON RURAL WOMEN AND INFORMATION

ROME, ITALY

4-6 OCTOBER 1999

Organized by FAO at its Rome Headquarters with the aim to discuss ways of better informing decision-makers, media and the public at large on the essential role of rural women in agricultural development and their contribution to food security.

For more information, please contact: Women and Population, Sustainable Development Dimensions, Sustainable Development Department (SD), FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/default.htm


SPECIAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH LOW FOREST COVER AND UNIQUE TYPES OF FORESTS
TEHRAN, IRAN

4-8 OCTOBER 1999

A paper on NWFPs in low forest cover countries was prepared by FAO and discussed at the meeting.

For more information, please contact: Mr J. Ball, Coordinator, Forest Programmes Coordination and Information Unit, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
E-mail: james.ball@fao.org
or Mr Gamal Mohamed Ahmed, FAO Representative, PO Box 15875-4557, Teheran, Iran.
E-mail:
FAO-IRN@field.fao.org


CONGRESO DE ORDENACIÓN Y GESTIÓN SOSTENIBLE DE MONTES - GESTIONAR PARA EL FUTURO
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, ESPAÑA

4-9 DE OCTUBRE DE 1999

Para más información, dirigirse a:
Secretaria del Congreso
Galeras Nº 13, Oficina 4
15705 Santiago de Compostela, España.
Fax: (+34 981) 582133
correo electrónico:congreso_ordenacion@tragsatec.es

http://www.xunta.es/conselle/ma


USAID SUSTAINABLE TREE CROP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP «STRENGTHENING AFRICA'S COMPETITIVE POSITION IN GLOBAL MARKETS»
WASHINGTON, DC, USA

19-21 OCTOBER 1999

The meeting was aimed at reviewing and revising an operational framework to guide future efforts and shape a common agenda for the development of sustainable cocoa, coffee and cashew systems in Africa. The meeting was attended by 120 people from the United States, Europe and 10 African countries from a broad range of stakeholders including industry, farmer organizations, research institutions, trade organizations, commodity groups, governments, NGOs and international development agencies.

At the meeting, a paper by R. Leakey analysed the domestication of NWFPs and the role of agroforestry systems in meeting people's needs for food security and income generation. The paper was entitled «Win:Win landuse strategies for Africa: matching economic development with environmental benefits through tree crops».

For more information, please contact: Mr Jeff Hill, USAID.
jhill@afr-sd.org

 

THE GROWING ECONOMY OF MUSHROOMS
NANAIMO, BC. CANADA

23-24 OCTOBER 1999

Conference topics included:

For more information, please contact: Ms Marilyn Hutchinson
E-mail:info@mistic.island.net

www.mistic.island.net


 

COMBATING DESERTIFICATION WITH PLANTS
BEER SHEVA, ISRAEL
1-5 NOVEMBER 1999

This Conference was organized by IPALAC and sponsored by UNESCO's Division of Ecological Sciences, Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Israel's Center for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV).

For more information, please contact: Mr Arnie Schlissel, Administrative Coordinator, IPALAC - International Programme for Arid Land Crops, c/o Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer Sheva, Israel 84105.
Fax: 972 7 647 2984
email: ipalac@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

(Please see under International Action for more information on IPALAC.)


SUPPORTING LOCAL NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: INSTITUTIONAL, COMMUNICATION AND ECONOMIC OPTIONS - A REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR THE NEAR EAST/MEDITERRANEAN
FETHIYE, TURKEY

1-5 NOVEMBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Forestry Extension Officer, Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
or
Suade Arancli, Ministry of Forestry, Ataturk Bulvar_ 06100 No:153, Bakanl_klar-Ankara, Turkey.
E-mail:
sarancli@yahoo.com

(See International Action for more information on this workshop.)


INTERNATIONAL MEETING: «INFORMATION NETWORKING ON MEDICINAL PLANTS, TOWARDS A GLOBAL STRATEGY»
NEW DELHI, INDIA

17 TO 19 NOVEMBER 1999

Organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, the purpose of this international meeting was to advise on the development of a framework for better and more effective information networking systems for multi-stakeholders working on medicinal plants. The meeting brought together an international group of medicinal plant experts from diverse disciplines to focus global attention on medicinal plants and to promote regional and international collaboration networks that will influence policies and promote strategic actions on medicinal plants. The meeting resulted in the elaboration and review of a set of guidelines for the conception, design, mission and implementation procedures of a global medicinal plants conservation network "Medplanet", for which start-up funding will be provided by IDRC. Mr Paul Vantomme, Forestry Officer (NWFP) represented FAO.

For more information, please contact: Mr Joachim Voss, Senior Research Manager, Programs Branch, IDRC, 250 Albert Street, PO Box 8500, Ottawa, Canada K1G 3HP.
Fax: +1-613-567-7749
E-mail:jvoss@idrc.ca

www.bellanet.org/medplants


WORKSHOP ON NATIONAL LEVEL CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT OF DRY FORESTS IN SOUTH ASIA
BHOPAL, INDIA

29 NOVEMBER-2 DECEMBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Dr Ram Prasad, Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management, PO Box 357, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, India-462 003
Fax: +91-755-772878
E-mail:
ramprasad@iifm.org
or
Mr P. Durst, Regional Forestry Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Fax: +66-2-280-0445
E-mail:
patrick.durst@fao.org


INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PROMOTING COOPERATION FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS: THE CASE OF ANDES AND THE HIMALAYAS
KATHMANDU, NEPAL

29 NOVEMBER - 2 DECEMBER 1999

For more information, please contact: Mr Alejandro Camino D.C., HimalAndes Initiative, Independencia 461, Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru.

Fax: +511-444-3396
E-mails: acamino@mail.cosapidata.com.pe or
acamino@apu.cbc.org.pe .
www2.mtnforum.org/mtnforum/archives/reportspubs/library/himal99a.htm


 

ATELIER RÉGIONAL SUR LES FEMMES ET LES FORÊTS DENSES ET HUMIDES D'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
MBALMAYO, CAMEROUN

30 NOVEMBRE-2 DÉCEMBRE 1999

Cet atelier, organisé par le Réseau Femmes Africaines pour le Développement Durable (REFADD), une ONG camerounaise a regroupé une quarantaine de participants: représentants de l'ONADEF (Office National pour le Développement des Forêts), de la coopération canadienne, du bureau régional de l'UNESCO, des syndicats forestiers, des organisations internationales, (UICN et CIFOR), des initiatives sous-régionales REPOFBAC (Réseau des experts en politiques forestières dans le Bassin du Congo).

A l'atelier, un papier sur les nécessités de l'éducation environnementale des femmes et de leur intégration dans la gestion des ressources naturelles a été présenté. Le papier, intitulé «Gestion des produits forestiers non-ligneux en zone de forêt humide du Cameroun» avait été préparé par Danielle Lema Ngono, Ousseynou Ndoye et Antoine Eyebe du CIFOR.

Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter: Mme. Jeanne Marie Mindja, Coordinatrice - communication du reseau REPOFBAC/REFADD, Présidente Groupe des Amis de l'UNESCO et de l'Environnement "GRAMUE", BP 12909, Yaoundé, Cameroun
Fax: +237-23.73.59
E-mail:
jmindja@africom-net.com

 


 
SÉMINAIRE INTERNATIONAL SÉCHAGE/VALORISATION KARITÉ/AIELÉ

YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN

1-3 DECEMBRE 1999

Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter: M. Pape Koné, Forestier Principal, Bureau régional pour l'Afrique (RAF), PO Box 1628, Accra, Ghana
Fax : +233-21-668427
E-Mail :
Pape.Kone@fao.org


 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SEMI-ARID REGIONS - WORLD SEMI-ARID '99
PARAIBA, BRAZIL

6-9 DECEMBER, 1999

For more information, please contact: Prof. Dorival C. Bruni, President, Brazilian Society for the Environment (BIOSFERA), P.O. Box 2432, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP: 20001-970, Brazil.
Fax: +55-21-221-0155/ 2217626
E-mail:biosfera@biosfera.com.br

http://www.biosfera.com.br


1ÈRE RÉUNION SUR LES ESPÈCES LIGNEUSES MÉDICINALES AFRICAINES
COTONOU, BÉNIN

15-17 DÉCEMBRE 1999

Cette réunion, organisée dans le cadre du Programme des Ressources Génétiques Forestières en Afrique au Sud du Sahara (SAFORGEN) de l'IPGRI, avait pour objectif la définition des priorités pour la sélection des espèces ligneuses médicinales africaines pour l'établissement d'un réseau.

Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter: E. Adjanohoun, Directeur du CENPREBAF (Centre Pilote Régional de la Biodiversite Africaine), Campus Universitaire d'Abomey-Calavi (UNB), 07 B.P. 0168 Cotonou 07, Benin
Fax: +229-32-18-62

 

IUFRO - CAIRNS 2000. DEVELOPING POLICIES TO ENCOURAGE SMALL-SCALE FORESTRY
CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA

9-13 JANUARY 2000

For more information, please contact: Dr John Herbohn
E-mail:
john.herbohn@jcu.edu.au


TOURFOR PRESENTATION
LONDON, ENGLAND

20 JANUARY 2000

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College organized a one-day event at the Millennium Dome, London, to present the proposals for a new environmental award for tourism and recreation in forests. This is the concluding event for the Tourfor (Tourism in Forests) project, a three-year European Community Life project funded by the Directorate General XI (environment) seeking to encourage environmentally sensitive tourism and recreation to support sustainable forest management.

For more information, please contact: Buckinghamshire University College, Wellesbourne Campus, Kingshill Road, High Wycombe, HP13 5BB, UK.
Fax: +44-01494 465432

www.tourfor.com/

 


THE RATTANS OF AFRICA
LIMBE BOTANIC GARDEN, CAMEROON

1-3 FEBRUARY 2000

This International Expert Meeting brought together for the first time the experts concerned with rattan research and development in Africa and presented the current «state of the knowledge» of the rattan sector in key areas of the continent. The meeting also made recommendations and drew up an appropriate strategy by which rattans can meaningfully contribute to the sustainable development of the forests of western and central Africa.

 For more information, please contact: Mr Terry Sunderland, African Rattan Research Programme, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UK.
Fax: +44(0)181-332-5278
E-mail:afrirattan@aol.com
or
Mr Jean-Pierre Profizi, PAFT Gabon, BP 199, Libreville, Gabon.
E-mail:
paftgabon@internetgabon.com
www.africanrattanresearch_fsnet_co_uk.html

(Please see under Products and Markets for more information on rattans.)


SEMINAR ON "THE GUADUA (BAMBOO) IN RECONSTRUCTION"
ARMENIA, QUINDIO, COLOMBIA

10-12 FEBRUARY 2000

This workshop, partially sponsored by the Zeri Institute and the Handicrafts Association of Colombia, in cooperation with the Bamboo Society of Colombia, aimed to provide a way to increase synergy between government planning departments and innovative architecture under a program entitled «Grow your own house».

In the majority of the cities and fields of the municipalities that were affected by the earthquake of 25 January 1999, there has been a long tradition of utilizing the guadua in construction. Many individual houses, districts and complete towns were constructed utilizing the guadua bamboo as the central building element, which has over time resulted in the accumulation of a rich experience in the handling this bamboo material.

The objectives of the workshop were to: (i) offer the possibility to exchange research, methodologies and experiences in guadua from several points of view: environmental, cultivation, with special emphasis on housing and construction, and to open channels of marketing; and (ii) contribute to the process of reconstruction of the Cafetero Axis; utilizing the experiences found valid for bamboo constructions in zones of high earthquake risk.

For more information, please contact: Dr Ximena Londoño, President, Colombian Bamboo Society, A.A. 661 Armenia, Quindio, Colombia.
Fax +57-2-6683498 or +57-67-524005
E-mail:
ximelon@armenia.multi.net.co
www.zeri.org/projects/growyourownhouse.htm


17er COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL «SANTE, ENVIRONNEMENT ET SUBSTANCES NATURELLES»
METZ, FRANCE

17-20 FÉVRIER 2000

Le programme scientifique inclut :

Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter: Laboratoire d'Ethnobotanique et de Pharmacologie, B.P. 4102, 57040 Metz Cedex 01, France.
Fax: +33-3-87364198
E-mail:
soulimani@zeus.univ-metz.fr


DESIGNING MULTIPURPOSE RESOURCE INVENTORIES
TURRIALBA, COSTA RICA

21-25 FEBRUARY 2000

This international short course, sponsored by CATIE and IUFRO, provided grass-root and hands-on experience in designing multipurpose resource inventories (MRI). The aim was to train participants in the design of MRIs for use in their own countries.

For more information, please contact: Dr Miguel Caballero Deloya, Jefe. Area de Economía y Sociología de la Producción y la Conservación, Programa de Investigación, CATIE 7170. Turrialba, Costa Rica.
Fax: +506-556 8514.
E-mail:
caballer@catie.ac.cr


 

PROTECTING KNOWLEDGE - TRADITIONAL RESOURCE RIGHTS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

24-26 FEBRUARY 2000

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) hosted a three-day legal conference to explore traditional resource rights, or cultural and intellectual property rights issues, affecting all Indigenous Peoples. The target audience was British Columbia first nation community members and workers, representatives from indigenous peoples from around the world, as well as the traditional resource rights and academic communities.

For more information, please contact: Mr Donald Bain, Conference Coordinator, Protecting Knowledge, 5th Floor 342, Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Fax: +1-604-684-5726
E-mail:
research@ubcic.bc.ca
www.ubcic.bc.ca/protect.htm


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