Workshop on Sustainable Forest Management

Jun 13, 2017 3:52 PM
On 05-06 June 2017, Vietnam National University of Forestry (VNUF) collaborated with GIZ to organize Workshop on Sustainable Forest Management with the theme “Principles and Standards on Environment of Sustainable Forest Management”

On GIZ side, there were Mr. Tran Van Hung, and Dr. Tobias Matusch - GIZ experts. On VNUF side, there were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui The Doi - Vice President; Assoc.Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Sam - Director of International Cooperation Department and more than 60 lecturers and students.

Speaking at the workshop, on behalf of leaders of VNUF, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui The Doi have congratulated and greeted the experts from GIZ, lecturers, students participated in the workshop. The Vice President would like to thank the GIZ, experts and scientists who supported and cooperated with VNUF to carry out many research, training, and workshop at VNUF on Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation. He emphasized that one of the current main tasks of forest sector was Sustainable Forest Management. Through the workshop, he would like to share and exchange experiences together on research results and implementation of programs and plans on sustainable forest management by experts, scientists and trainers. In the past, ideas have been put forward in order to improve the capacity of sustainable forest management in the scientists, lecturers, and students in VNUF. At the same time, he also wishes to continue receiving support and cooperation about the professional fields of GIZ and international experts in the future.

At the workshop, under the coordination of Assoc. Prof. Hoang Van Sam, Head of International Cooperation Department, experts and researchers had presented the topics: An overview of the environment for sustainable forest management; Analyze the current environmental challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector in Vietnam; To teach international programs related to CFM and forest certification, etc. The workshop was held a group discussion on: Capacity building and sustainable forest management strategy in Vietnam.

Within the framework of the workshop program, the delegation conducted a field trip at the Hoa Binh Forestry Company in order to learn and discuss on the company's practical experience in sustainable forest management, as well as visited the company's logging and wood processing area.

After 2 working days, the Workshop on Sustainable Forest Management has been very successful. From the results, VNUF will continue to integrate the sustainable forest management curriculum in some disciplines and subjects meet the actual needs of society and contribute to the forest resources protection in Vietnam.

Some pictures of the Workshop