CIFOR at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

Growing Our Future!

22 – 26 Feb 2016, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines.

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is partnering with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region in 2016.

The third Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), Growing Our Future seeks to chart new pathways that guide the development of forestry into the future.

CIFOR has partnered with the The Pacific Community to lead the ‘Tackling Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities’ stream – one of five thematic streams at APFW.

See below for the ‘Tackling Climate Change’ program as well as details of CIFOR sessions across the event.

For more information and to register your place, visit the event website here.


Program

23 February 2016

13.30 - 15.00

Widus Hotel

Opening Plenary

The ‘Tackling Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges’ Opening Plenary for will explore how the new climate agenda adopted in Paris

Organizers: CIFOR, The Pacific Community

Speakers:

- Christopher Martius, Principal Scientist, CIFOR
- Nur Masripatin, Director General, Climate Change Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
- Tony La Vina, Dean, Ateneo School of Government
- Nguyen Van Ha, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
- Christine Fung, GIZ/SPC
- Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous People’s Pact
- Juan Chang, Senior Forestry and Land Use Specialist, Green Climate Fund

15.30 - 17.00

Widus Hotel

Fire and haze: Politics, economics and landscape transformation

Forest and land fires are a recurrent phenomenon in Indonesia and have become a local, national and global concern. The

Organizer: CIFOR

Speakers:

- Herry Purnomo, Scientist, CIFOR and Professor, Bogor Agriculture University
- Nur Masripatin, Director General, Climate Change Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
- Riko Kurniawan, WALHI Riau
- Agus Purnomo, Director for Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, Sinar Mas Agri Business and Food

15.30 - 17.00

Widus Hotel

Sharing first experiences on REDD+ Safeguards and related Benefit Sharing Mechanisms from Pacific Island Countries – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

REDD+ has become one of the major activities regarding the mitigation of climate change in the Pacific region and the

Organizer: Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Speakers:

- Jalesi Mateboto
- Tate Hannington, Director - Vanuatu Department of Forests
- Eliki Senivasa, Conservator of Forests – Forestry Department
- Miller Kawanamo, PNG Forest Research Institute
- Krishna Acharya, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal

17:00-18:00

Widus Hotel
24 February 2016

09.00 - 10.30

Widus Hotel

REDD+: What do we know and what comes next? Relevant insights from CIFOR Global Comparative Study (GCS) REDD+ research for the tropical forests of the Asia-Pacific region

With the Paris COP21 climate decisions concluded, many decision makers ask: “what does it mean for us now? How do

Organizer: CIFOR

Moderator: Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist, CIFOR

Speakers:

- Eliki Senivasa, Acting Conservator of Forests, Forestry Department, Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, Fiji
- Cecilia Luttrell, Senior Associate, CIFOR
- Efrian Muharrom, senior Research Officer, CIFOR
- Mella Komalasari, Research Officer, CIFOR

11.00 - 12.30

Widus Hotel

Forest Development Planning for Climate Change Resilience and Poverty Reduction

The importance of forests ecosystem services to human well-being cannot beoveremphasized.Without forests, economic activities like agriculture, fisheries, and industries will

Organizers: Forest Management Bureau-DENR, The World Bank, and the Program on Forests (PROFOR)

Speakers:

- Mayumi Quintos-Natividad, TWG Chair
- Ricardo L. Calderon, PMC Chair
- Maurice Andres Rawlins, NRM Specialist WB
- Mercedita Sombilla, ANRES-NEDA
- Leonardo B. Paat Jr., Task Team Leader WB

Wednesday

Widus Hotel

Climate Smart Landscapes: Addressing Trade-offs and Delivering Multiple Benefits at Scale

Planning and introducing solutions at the landscape level is critical to balancing competing land use goals and achieving synergies across

Organizer: SNV/ICRAF

Speakers:

- Delia Catacutan
- Richard McNally
- Do Trong Hoan
- Richard Rastall

13.30 - 15.00

Fontana Convention Center

‘We benefit from the forest…’ Getting a fair share in the benefits derived from forest resources: approaches and tools

This session will feature examples of community best practices and voices about accessing the benefits from the forests and securing

Organizers: Asian Farmers Association (AFA), Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) and the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme Asia (NTFP-EP Asia)

Speaker:

- Cecilia Luttrell, Senior Associate, CIFOR

15.30 - 17.00

Widus Hotel

Overcoming deforestation and forest fires in Indonesia

From 2009-2013, the deforestation rate in Indonesia reached 1.13 million hectares per year (FWI, 2014). Many experts stated that over-exploitation,

Organizer: The Asia Foundation Indonesia


15.30 - 17.00

Fontana Convention Center

Gender-inclusive Communication for Achieving SDGs

Women in forested landscapes play central roles in the use, management and conservation of forest resources and agricultural lands across

Organizers: The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

Speakers:

- Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Scientist, CIFOR
- Cynthia Maharani, Research Officer, CIFOR

17:00 - 18:30

Widus Hotel

Promoting transparency on national forest monitoring for REDD+ in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has taken a global lead in seeking to combat climate change, particularly by introducing the concept

Organizer: Papua New Guinea Forest Authority

Speakers:

- Goodwill Amos, A/Managing Director, PNG Forest Authority
- Zilpah Yahamani, UN-REDD PNG National Programme
- Gewa Gamoga, PNG Forest Authority
- Hitofumi Abe, FAO
25 February 2016

Field Trip

26 February 2016

09.00 - 10.30

Widus Hotel

Enhancing the resilience of coastal wetlands to promote sustainable livelihoods in changing climates

Coastal wetlands ecosystems provide a wide range of goods and services, including timber/wood; fish/shellfish; protection of the inlands from high

Moderator: Daniel Murdiyarso, CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia

Speakers:

- Rafaela Delfino, Carlo Carlos, and Rodel Lasco, the OML Center and the World Agroforestry Centre, the Philippines
- Vien Ngoc Nam, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Wahyu C Adinugroho and Haruni Krisnawati, Forestry Research and Development, Indonesia
- Taryono Darusman and Matthew Warren, Puter Foundation and US Forest Service
- Craig Jamieson, World Agroforestry Centre, the Philippines
- Mulyadi Tantra, Green Forest Products and Tech, Singapore
- Ben Brown, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

09.00 - 10.30

Holiday Inn

Research agenda for forested landscapes in 2017-2022

The CGIAR Research Program on ‘Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance’ responds to the urgent need for a

Organizers: CGIAR Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance

Speakers:

- Christopher Martius, Principal Scientist, CIFOR
- Meine Van Noordwijk, Chief Science Adviser, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

11.00 - 12.30

Widus Hotel

REDD+, is it really so difficult?

Climate change has become one of the most prominent global issues. As the international community has moved towards a new

Speakers:

- Thomas Enters UNEP/UN-REDD, and Ben Vickers FAO – UN-REDD Programme
- Gewa Gamoga, PNGFA
- Anura Sathurusinghe, Chief Conservator of Forests in Sri Lanka
- Stepi Hakim, LTS Indonesia

11.00 - 12.30

Holiday Inn

Evidence-Based Forestry: Approaches and results in the Asia-Pacific region

Over the past three years, the Evidence-Based Forestry initiative has been supporting the use of robust research synthesis methodologies to

Organizer: CIFOR

Speaker:

- Wen Zhou, Research Officer, CIFOR

13.30 - 15.00

Widus Hotel

Innovative tools for sustainable forest management under climate change

This event is part of Phase II of the research project Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change, conducted at

Organizer: University of British Columbia

Speakers:

- Dr. John Innes, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Tongli Wang, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Brad Seely, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Rod Keenan, University of Melbourne
- Dr. Guangyu Wang, University of British Columbia

LOCATION

Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
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