Upcoming event: 14th World Forestry Congress

WFC-2015banner-en-smallWhen: 7 – 11 September 2015
Where: Durban, Kwazulu-Natal,  South Africa

Theme: Forests and People – Investing in a sustainable future

The World Forestry Congress (WFC) is the largest gathering on forests and forestry and is held at six-year intervals by a host country and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The 14th World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them. The Congress – the first to be held in Africa – is inclusive of people from all countries, regions and sectors, whether they belong to a government organization, NGO, private company, scientific or professional body, a forestry society, or simply have a personal interest in attending. The broad participation and inclusive discussion on forestry issues will facilitate their mainstreaming in global agendas on sustainable development as well as building new partnerships.

Thematic focus include:

  • Forests for socio-economic development and food security
  • Building resilience with forests
  • Integrating forests and other land uses
  • Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade
  • Monitoring forests for better decision-making
  • Improving governance by building capacity

Many side-events will also take place. To know more and have a look at the programme, visit the 14th World Forestry Congress Official Website here.