Description: The 29th Session of the Working Party will last two days, followed by a one-day field excursion. The main theme proposed for the session seminar is “Natural disaster risk management in mountain areas”. Beside the technical seminar, members will present country reports focusing on the proposed theme and highlighting national strategies and institutional settings to address disaster and risk management in mountain areas. The Session is open to all members of the European Forestry Commission (EFC) and to observers from non-European countries.
Description: The Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership will take place in the city of Erzurum in eastern Turkey, from 17 to 20 September 2013. The global meeting will be key to endorsing the new strategy and governance of the Mountain Partnership and to initiate work on its implementation. It will also provide a unique opportunity for members from across the world a chance to meet, network, present interesting initiatives and promote collaborative action in sustainable mountain development.
Description: Every year the Enlarged Executive Committee of Silva Mediterranea organize a meeting in order to follow up actions implemented by the several working groups and key partners. This meeting will be held back to back with the Steering Committee of the Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests.
Description: To accelerate the contribution that trees can make to world development, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the World Agroforestry Centre, together with the Indian Society of Agroforestry and Global Initiatives, have begun preparations for the ground-breaking World Congress on Agroforestry 2014 to be held in Delhi, India on 10-14 February 2014. The Congress, entitled ‘Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impacts of Agroforestry’, follows on from the 1st World Congress on Agroforestry in 2004 and the second in 2009. Over 1000 selected participants drawn from the private sector, research and development will share the current state of knowledge and seek to accelerate the positive financial, environmental and social impacts of agroforestry. Offering a unique opportunity for the business and research communities to interact, the Congress will be built around a structure dealing with science and innovation; food and nutrition; environmental protection; enterprise; knowledge and policy environment, and climate change. It will produce a global roadmap for agroforestry in the context of world development and create a deliberate and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnership, investment and impact.