CIFOR at 2016 IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania

Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research

24 - 27 October, Beijing, China.
25 October 2016 | 13:30-15:30 | 302B

Supporting early career researchers, improving forestry research capacity

Early career forestry researchers, like their peers in other fields, are facing a dichotomy. The broader and faster access to vast amount of knowledge and data has enriched their research quality. However, the relatively slow growth of research funding has made research grant applica􀆟on ever more competitive, especially for the young forestry researchers.

APFNet would like to join existing international organizations in providing opportunities to support young forestry researchers in the Asia-Pacific region through setting up an Early Career Academics Program (ECAP).

The session will allow APFNet to introduce ECAP as support to young forestry researchers, and international organizations to share similar experience, and listen to forestry research professionals about their needs to better shape the program.


Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet)

CIFOR Panelists:

Ms. Shuxin Li
"Welcome and introduction of purpose of the session"

Mr. Michael Kleine
"Expanding research capacity in economically disadvantaged countries"

Louis Putzel
"CIFOR’s experience in supporting young forestry researchers"

Lin Chen
"Introduction to the concept of APFNet’s Early Career Academics Programme (ECAP) Ms. Lin Chen, APFNet"