THE FUTURE OF FORESTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: OUTLOOK FOR 2020

YOUNG FORESTRY AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS' WRITING COMPETITION

Win a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand to attend the conference!

THE OPPORTUNITY

Young development professionals, including young people working in forestry occupations, studying forestry degrees, or recent forestry graduates, are invited to submit short papers outlining their vision for how the forests in the Asia-Pacific region will be regarded and used in the future and how they should be regarded and used in the future. A panel of FAO forestry experts will select the two papers which best demonstrate clear and insightful thinking.

The authors of the selected papers will be invited to attend and participate at the conference. Air tickets, accommodation and a modest allowance for meals and incidentals will be provided.

You must be 30 years of age or younger on 1 April 2007 and a citizen or resident in one of the following Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission’s member countries to be eligible for this opportunity:

Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam

PAPER GUIDELINES

Papers should address the question of How will the use and management of trees and forests change in the Asia-Pacific region in the next 20 years, given the current and anticipated social and economic transformations in the region?

Look at trends in economics, demographics, politics and technology when thinking about the question. You are welcome to either address the question from a regional/sub-regional perspective, or narrow your focus to a geographic region or country. Please also feel free to narrow your essay to address the implications of future forest scenarios on a specific area of society and life – for example, on trade, or on forest policies, or on biodiversity or climate change, etc.

Papers must be written in English, should not exceed 1500 words and must be received by 31 August 2007.

Send to:

Mr. Patrick Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Email: patrick.durst@fao.org
Fax: +66 2 697 4445

last updated:  Wednesday, May 23, 2007