Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019

17-21 June 2019, Korea

 

Group Photo of Myanmar at Side event

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019, which was jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Korea Forest Service (KFS) and Incheon Metropolitan City, was held from 17th to 21st June 2019 at Songdo Convention Centre, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

 

The APFW event was composed of plenary sessions and 5 Streams of side events, which are:

  • Stream 1: Restoring our Forests and Landscapes;
  • Stream 2: People and Forests Living in Harmony;
  • Stream 3: Building a Resilient Environment;
  • Stream 4: Promoting Responsible Trade and Markets; and
  • Stream 5: Innovating Governance and Institutions.

 

FAO UN-REDD Programme, Forest Department of Myanmar, and Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation presented in the Stream 3 of Building a Resilient Environment, under the side-event of Field Experiences in Forest Resource Assessment, Myanmar and Thailand.

 

The following topics are presented in the side-event:

  • Forest Reference Level Submission to UNFCCC by Dr. Myat Su Mon, MRV Team Leader of UN-REDD Programme Myanmar;
  • National Forest Inventory Planning in Myanmar (Learning from the past and present experience) by Mr. Franz Arnold, Forestry Officer, FAO UN-REDD Programme Myanmar;
  • Forest Types Mapping by Dr. Jamil Mahmood, International Consultant for Remote Sensing and Land Cover Assessment, FAO Asia and Pacific; and
  • NFI approach in Thailand shared by Mr Somyot Saengnin, Forestry Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level from the Department of National Parks of Thailand.

 

In addition to the side event, three posters were presented in the Technical Poster session with the titles of:

  • Myanmar Forest Reference Level by Dr. Myat Su Mon, MRV Team Leader of UN-REDD Programme Myanmar;
  • National Forest Inventory Planning in Myanmar (Learning from the past and present experience) by Mr. Franz Arnold, Forestry Officer, FAO UN-REDD Programme Myanmar; and
  • Myanmar National Forest Inventory System (Field Testing Experience) by Mr. Franz Arnold, Forestry Officer, FAO UN-REDD Programme Myanmar.

 

Two other side events were directly supported by FAO UN-REDD Programme and Forest Department of Myanmar: (i) the Open Foris training workshop for students for the use of open source forest monitoring tools (Collect Earth and SEPAL) and (ii) the side event on forest landscape restoration as effective strategy for Climate Change mitigation.

 

For more information,

Mr. Franz Arnold, Chief Technical Advisor, FAO UN-REDD Programme, Franz.Arnold@fao.org

Ms. Thinn Thitsar Kyaw, Project Assistant, FAO UN-REDD Programme, Thinn.Kyaw@fao.org

Office Location:

FAO UN-REDD Programme Office, Room No. C-207, UN Compound Nay Pyi Taw/ UMFCCI Building, Myanmar

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