CIFOR-ICRAF experts at Forestry Webinar Week

23 - 25 Jun 2020, Online


CIFOR-ICRAF experts at Forestry Webinar Week

Uniting online to ‘build back better’

Join top scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) at COVID-19 Forestry Webinar Week, hosted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and partners.

Virtual sessions will replace the usual biennial meetings of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and World Forest Week in Rome because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar week topic, “Building back better: COVID-19 pandemic recovery contributions from the forest sector, will highlight the impact of the pandemic on forests, forest dwellers and businesses and seek solutions to some of the emerging related challenges.

Thematic sessions will provide opportunities for delegates to discuss the current situation and contribute their ideas on how to build a more resilient and sustainable future as the world begins to tentatively emerge from under the shadow of the pandemic.

Among other topics, they will also delineate how enhanced and more responsive support to countries can be delivered through international forest governance mechanisms and development partnerships. 

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Program

Forest communities and the impacts of COVID-19: addressing vulnerabilities, supporting responses, and preventing future crises

Robert Nasi

Director General, CIFOR
Managing Director and Interim Director of Science, CIFOR-ICRAF

TIME

12:00-01:00 PM

TIME ZONE

CET/GMT+2

Strengthening the connection between forests, biodiversity and health in the One Health approach

Speakers

Maria Neira

Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO

Robert Nasi

Director General, CIFOR
Managing Director and Interim Director of Science, CIFOR-ICRAF

Scott Newman

Senior Animal & Production Health Officer FAO Regional Office for Africa

Sandra Ratiarison

Forestry Officer, FAO Subregional Office for Central Africa

Moderator

Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff

Senior Forestry Officer FAO Forestry Department

TIME

02:00-03:00 PM

TIME ZONE

CET/GMT+2

Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World (SW4SW) Roundtable: COVID19-related impacts on wood products value chain and contributions to building back better

Michael Allen Brady

Team Leader, Value Chains, Finance, & Investments
CIFOR

TIME

12:00-01:00 PM

TIME ZONE

CET/GMT+2

Partnership for Development Dialogue: COVID-19 responses. How to integrate forestry in recovery support measures: providing jobs, income and building the basis for a more resilient and sustainable future’

Tony Simons

Director General
World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

TIME

01:00-03:00 PM

TIME ZONE

CET/GMT+2