Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), has Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Union of Forest Research Organisation (IUFRO) during February, 2020 to establish formal collaboration with the primary objective of leveraging their complementary competences and capacities to enhance the contribution of forests and forestry to sustainable development, biodiversity, combating climate change and land degradation. ICFRE and IUFRO are in a position to jointly make significant contributions to these global agendas by connecting forest-related science with policies and practices on the ground.
Capacity building workshop of stakeholders in the forestry and natural-resources-related sectors jointly organised by ICFRE-IUFRO (online) from 09 to 12 November 2021 concluded today. The conference was attended by PCCF & HoFFs of different state forest departments and their representatives All Deputy Director Generals, Director (International Cooperation), all ADGs of ICFFE, DDGs, ADGs and Directors of ICFRE institutes, Secretary, ICFRE, Dean, and Registrar FRI, University, Director, KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, Director, ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi, IUFRO Member organization, PAU, Scientists from other sister organisations and universities, all senior scientists of ICFRE and its institutes, NGOs, etc. During the course of this four days’ workshop various aspects of Forest Landscape Restoration were deliberated upon by the Experts from IUFRO which included President IUFRO Dr. John Parrotta, Dr. Michael Kleine, Dy Executive Director, IUFRO, Prof. Jurgen Blaser, Dr. Andras Darabant, Dr. Vladan Ivetic, Dr Promode Kant, Director, Institute of Green Economy, Prof. Sanjeev Chauhan, PAU, Ludhiana, Dr Syam Vishwanath, Director, KFRI, Peechi, Kerala, Dr. Alka Bhargava, PCCF &HoFF, Assam, Mr Lokesh Jayaswal, PCCF, Telangana, Dr.Meeta Biswal, PCCF Projects, Odisha, Dr. Vivek Saxena, Ex IUCN Head, India, Sh. Arvind Jha, IFS (Retd.), Dr. Ravindra Saxena, IFS (Retd.) Mr. Tambor Lyngdoh, Chief Community Officer, Khasi Hills Community REDD+ Project from Meghalaya besides forest officers from different state forest departments of the country.