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14-03-2017

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The Commonwealth Forestry Conference (CFC) 2017

Publish Date: 14-03-2017

Commonwealth Forestry Conference

The Commonwealth Forestry Conference (CFC) 2017 shall be held at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun between the periods 3rd to 7th April, 2017. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and Forest Research Institute (FRI) shall be the focus point of the conference, with support from MoEF&CC, Government of India.

The major theme of conference is “Forests for Prosperity and posterity” and the sub-themes are:

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Management.
  • Livelihood and economic security from forest.
  • Diversification, multiple use and sustainable harvest.
  • Good governance in forestry.
  • Forest and climate change.
  • Forest and water.

The broad objectives of CFC-2017 conference are:

  • Serve as a key forum for all those concerned with the forestry sector to share their experience and expertise and pave the way for effective translation of forestry research into actions for its sustainability.
  • Provide a platform to encourage and strengthen forestry research and development for the benefit of the people and industry that depend on forests and related sectors for their economic and social well being.
  • Identify and address critical issues in the management of forests for the sustenance of rural, tribal and indigenous communities.
  • To provide a stage for all stakeholders to collaborate over the better management of forests and ensure food, water and energy security, thereby contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals.

There shall also be a special session on “Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) scope and challenges in India”, organized by GIZ along with partners responsible for implementing ABS in India including Uttarakhand State Biodiversity Board.

 

GIZ special parallel session on

“Scope and Challenges in Implementing Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in India”

Place: Forest Research Institute Dehradun

Venue: Board Room, FRI Main Building.

Date: 05th April, 2017; Time 14:00– 15:30 hours

The Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project aims at strengthening the capacities of the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), the State Biodiversity Boards (SBB), Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) and other stakeholders for the effective implementation of ABS mechanisms under the Biological Diversity Act 2002, in keeping with India’s commitments under the Nagoya Protocol on ABS. This initiative is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

At the XIX Commonwealth Forestry Conference, GIZ will have a special parallel event on the “Scope and Challenges in Implementing ABS in India” under the sub-theme: “Biodiversity conservation and management”.

We look forward to a brainstorming discussion among bio-resource providers, users and technical partners focussing on the issues as under:

• International dialogues and exchange on ABS implementation

• Overview on the experiences and outcomes of ABS projects in other countries

• Obligations of users /industrial partners/researchers under the Biodiversity Act vis-à-vis ABS

Program:

Moderator: Dr. Peerzada Ishtiyak, Technical Expert ABS, GIZ 

Welcome Address: Dr. Konrad Uebelhoer, Director Indo-German Biodiversity Programme

Key Note Speaker: Dr. RS Rana, Chairman Bio-Links and Non-officio member NBA

ABS Global Perspective and ABS-Initiative: Mr. Suhel Al-Janabi, Co-manager ABS Initiative Germany

ABS India Partnership Project Progress: Dr. Aeshita Mukherjee, Team Leader ABS, GIZ

Panel Discussion: 

  • Dr. Meenakumari, Chairperson NBA Chennai (Chair)
  • Dr. Rakesh Shah IFS, Chairman, Uttarakhand State Biodiversity Board
  • Dr. AK Sharma, Head NWFP Division, FRI Dehradun
  • CII Representative and
    • Other Industrial partners

Question/Answer Session:

Target Audience: Science, social and legal experts, technical support groups, representative of state biodiversity boards, bio-resource providers and users.

For Further Information

Indo-German Biodiversity Programme

A-2/18, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110029, India.

www.indo-germanbiodiversity.com

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