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AP-FECM Online Seminar

To engage the AP-FECM Steering Committee in advancing innovation in forestry education in the AP-FECM region and keep our communication regular, the AP-FECM Executive Office (EO) has proposed and coordinated the AP-FECM Online Seminar with the confirmation from the AP-FECM Steering Committee.

This seminar will be organized by each AP-FECM Steering Committee on a rotational basis. The on-duty steering committee is responsible for contacting the speaker and promoting the event within their universities and regions. The invited steering committee can give the talk or recommend one expert to give the talk. EO can help promote the seminars to all AP-FECM members and post them on the AP-FECM website.  The seminar will be recorded and posted online.

Seminar time: The first Wednesday of each month, starting from January 2024, can be adjusted to another day if necessary. 

Seminar frequency and duration: Once per month, 1 hour each time. 45 min presentation+15 min Q&A is recommended.

Seminar topics: Broad issues in the regional forestry industry or forestry education. For example, regional forestry practice and forester training programs, curriculum changes in forestry education in the past ten years, forestry education exchange programs, regional career paths in forestry, and challenges and opportunities in forestry/forestry education.

More information will be launched soon……

2024 Tentative Schedule

Seminar time (Vancouver time)On-duty Steering Committee (Host)Invited Steering CommitteeSpeakerTitle
5PM, January 10, 2024,AP-FECM Executive OfficeDr. John Innes,
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. John InnesTeaching about old-growth forests in a Faculty of Forestry: preservation or harvest?
5PM, February 07, 2024Dr. John InnesDr. Mohammed Al-Amin,
Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University, Bangladesh
Dr. M. Al AminForestry Education in developing country perspective Bangladesh
5PM, March 06, 2024Dr. Mohammed Al-AminDr. Antanas Spokevicius, School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences, University of Melbourne, AustraliaProf. Mark Hunt, University of TasmaniaNational initiatives underway across the university sector to support the education in the plantation forest industry
5PM, April 03, 2024Dr. Antanas SpokeviciusDr. Cristián Bonacić, Department of Ecosystems & The Environment, Pontifical Catholic University of ChileMr. José Tomás Corthorn from CMPC wood and paper companyInnovation for sustainability in the wood and paper industry: the case of CMPC from Chile.
5PM, May 01, 2024Dr. Cristián BonacićDr. Xiong Li, Beijing Forestry University, ChinaDr. Huaguo Huang, School of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, ChinaSmart Forestry
5PM, June 05, 2024Dr. Xiong Li  Dr. Hao Ren, College of International Education, Nanjing Forestry University, ChinaProf. Yuanchun Yu, Nanjing Forestry UniversityCurrent Status and Sustainable Management of Plantation in China
5PM, July 03, 2024Dr. Hao RenDr. Weibin Wang, Southwest Forestry University, ChinaProf. Dr.
Weibing WANG,
Southwest Forestry University, China
The Close-to-nature Forest Management in Yunnan Province, CHINA
5PM, August 07, 2024Dr. Weibin Wang  Dr. Baatarbileg Nachin, National University of Mongolia  
5PM, September 04, 2024Dr. Baatarbileg Nachin  Dr. Jorge Mario Chavez, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, La Molina National Agrarian University, Peru  
5PM, October 02, 2024Dr. Jorge Mario Chavez  Dr. Juan M. Pulhin, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Philippines Los Baños, Philippines  
5PM, November 06, 2024Dr. Juan M. Pulhin  Dr. DKNG Pushpakumara, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri LankaProf. DKNG PushpakumaraProspects and challenges for Forestry and Forestry Education in Sri Lanka
5PM, December 04, 2024Dr. DKNG Pushpakumara  Dr. Rachanee Pothitan, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, ThailandDr. Damrong PipatwattnakulOpportunity and Obstacle in Higher Forestry Education: Lesson learned from FREAME Project
5PM, January 08, 2025Dr. Rachanee Pothitan  Dr. Hoang Van Sam, Director of International Cooperation Division, Vietnam National University of Forestry Dr. Hoang Van Sam
 Bamboo in Vietnam: Products and Culture