WEBINAR | Forestry in the Pacific: Where Do We Fit in?

The Pacific encompasses high islands and atolls, great biophysical and cultural diversity. While each Pacific Island country (PIC) is unique, issues shared across the region include: Low domestic production relative to needs, challenges of small markets and logistics, inadequate public and private investment to respond to opportunities. Like most of the rest of the world, the PICs need to generate better returns from forested land to keep forests on the landscape. This is the focus of current ACIAR programming. Other urgent needs are watershed restoration for selected urban areas and building forestry expertise. The Pacific offers Australian foresters a chance to demonstrate the wide range of forestry and agroforestry utilities, generating income, food, and supporting sound land management and cultural practices. Forestry must play a greater role in responding to climate change in Australia and the Pacific. This webinar will conclude with mention of current Pacific efforts in research and development planning and Australia’s response.

Date: Thursday 21 March
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm (AEDT)
RFP CPD points: 1.0

Everyone who registers:

  • Receives a link and joining instructions 24 hours before the webinar commences
  • Receives a recording of the webinar, so if you can’t listen live you can listen later

Forestry Australia Member: $0 | Non-Member: $60
Registrations close: 10am, Wednesday 20 March

Dr Nora Devoe

Dr Nora Devoe is the Forestry Research Program Manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). She has worked in sustainable timber production, biodiversity conservation, and rural development in Africa, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, USA, New Zealand, and Australia. She also has experience in public policy, research, and academia. A focus of her current work is promoting forest restoration in the Asia-Pacific. Much of her job satisfaction comes from supporting the career development of younger professionals. Dr Devoe earned her PhD in silviculture at Yale University.

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