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International Conference on Forest Education

The International Conference on Forest Education, organized by FAO, IUFRO, ITTO and other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), will be a defining event in forest education.  It will be instrumental in helping to chart a path forward for forest education globally. The participants will discuss the status and challenges facing forest education around the world today. They will draw upon their experience as well as the six regional assessment reports and the global synthesis report prepared as background materials for the conference.  Participants will identify needs and opportunities to strengthen forest education in each of the regions.  They will provide valuable recommendations to inform a vision and strategy to enhance forest education and training methods regionally and globally.  These inputs will be instrumental to the formulation of a multi-partner, multi-year initiative on forest education intended to be developed and launched in 2021 or soon thereafter.

Venue and date

The ICFE will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.  The date is yet to be determined, pending health considerations related to Covid-19.


The conference aims to bring together about 80-100 participants representing a broad range of stakeholders, including from scientific and educational institutions, government ministries and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of the private sector and students.


To come


To be posted after conclusion of the conference.

For more information, please contact Susan Braatz at [email protected]


last updated:  Monday, June 8, 2020