Executive Office of the AP-FECM

Roles and Responsibilities

An Executive Office of the AP-FECM is hosted by the University of British Columbia, as Chair of the Mechanism

The goal of the Executive Office is to improve regional cooperation in forestry education and improve the capacity to practice SFM in the Asia-Pacific region. The UBC Faculty of Forestry will provide support, efficient human resources, and academic networks for the Executive Office to achieve these objectives.

The establishment of the Executive Office is under the framework of the AP-FECM. The Executive Office will develop close bonds with Steering Committee members and will work with them on various projects and implement decisions made by the Committee. The Executive Office will also manage daily tasks, provide any necessary support to the member universities, and assist in coordination and communication between Steering Committee members.

The responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Analyze the current situation and trends in the development of forestry education as well as the emerging challenges, and coordinate with the Steering Committee to develop an action plan for the mechanism and the sponsors;
  2. Based on the adopted action plan, develop annual work plans that identify the activities and programs under the mechanism after seeking suggestions and acceptable from the members, and implement the work plans.
  3. Coordinate and organize the Asia Pacific Forestry Education Meetings;
  4. Produce reports and publications on forestry education in the region to establish the mechanism as the leading initiative in the field;
  5. Remain in communication with other members of the mechanism and encourage related institutions to join the mechanism;
  6. Explore partnerships and seek funding for the Mechanism;
  7. Hold the Steering Committee Meeting.