"CIFOR and the global forests and forestry agenda" by Prof Peter Kanowski

Past Event

19 February 2013, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

School of Geography and Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

This seminar is run by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School Centre

Speaker: Professor Peter Kanowski, Deputy Director General, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Summary: The global agenda for forests and forestry continues to evolve, reflecting the conjunction of political, economic and social forces that define priorities and shape responses. In many arenas, the gap between aspiration and situation remains substantial; in some, it is growing rather than closing.

CIFOR's research is directed at helping shape the global agenda for forests and forestry, and deliver outcomes that sustain both forests and people. Peter Kanowski will reflect on CIFOR's contributions to these agenda over the past 20 years, and discuss how CIFOR's research agenda is evolving to respond to the emerging agenda for forests and forestry.

Biography: Peter Kanowski is Deputy Director at the Center for International Forestry Research, and Professor of Forestry at the Australian National University. His first academic appointment was at the Oxford Forestry Institute, where he coordinated the MSc in Forestry from 1989-1995. CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, and lead center in the Consortium Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Venue: H O Beckit Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford

The seminars will be followed by drinks

For further information please contact jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk | +44 (0)1865 285190 (Direct)