“CIFOR Japan Day”

15 Oct 2008,

I’m delighted to announce that CIFOR and Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan, will co-host the inaugural:

“CIFOR Japan Day”
Wed, 15 October 2008
Supported by the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Indonesia Office.

The purpose of the event is to provide momentum for a more flexible and multi-faceted relationship between Japanese experts and CIFOR scientists by introducing relevant Japanese activities in forest research and technical cooperation.

A broad cross-section of expert speakers from FFPRI, JICA and academia climate change, illegal logging and biodiversity. They will include:

  • Prof. Masahiro Amano, Waseda University, a key advisor to the Japanese Government
  • Moriyoshi ISHIZUKA (Principal Research Coordinator, FFPRI)
  • Yasuhisa TANAKA (Chief Advisor, The Project for the support on Forest Resources Management through Leveraging Satellite Image Information, JICA)
  • Hiroyasu OKA (FFPRI)
  • Takeshi NABETA (Expert, Forest Fire Prevention Project by Initiative of People in Buffer Zone, JICA)
  • Takeshi TOMA (Bureau of International Partnership, FFPRI)
  • Masayoshi TAKAHASHI (FFPRI)
  • Presenter tbc, (Gunung Halimun Salak National Park Management Plan, JICA)
  • Toshihisa HONMA and Mitsuru OSAKI (Hokkaido University)

To facilitate constructive dialogue, presentations by the speakers will be followed by a poster session during which interested parties can learn more and discuss opportunities for potential collaboration.

Discussions will be further lubricated with sushi and sake at the pool side in the evening!

A tentative agenda is as follows, with a detailed agenda to follow.

CIFOR Japan Day

Wednesday, 15 October, 2008; CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia

0830-0900: Registration
0900-0950: Opening and Overview of Japan’s Contributions to Forest
1000-1230: Session 1 (Climate Change)
1230-1400: Lunch
1400-1630: Session 2 (Biodiversity)
1730- Reception

All interested parties are encouraged to attend!

Please register your participation by email to the Secretariat at CIFOR-JapanDaySec@cgiar.org with the following information.

  • Name:
  • Occupation:
  • Organization:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • Address:

Further information:

  • CIFOR Japan Day flyer
  • Media alert