The Third Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit: Trajectory of Forest Research and Development Center, FOERDIA-MoEF

Indonesian Government (Ministry of Environment and Forestry-MoEE) with the support of the Australian Government and in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), is proud to host the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit. The 3rd APRS will be a key regional event which brings the government, business, civil society and the research community together to bring about practical action on forest conservation to help achieve sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific. This year’s APRS will be held on 23-25 April in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at The Alana Hotel and Convention Center.

Themed “Protecting Forests and People, Supporting Economic Growth,” APRS will provide opportunities for countries to showcase their work on balancing economics, the well-being of forest communities and conservation through plenary sessions, discussion forums and exhibitions.

The 3rd APRS  will feature seven subthemes: Forests in NDCs, Restoration and sustainable management of peatlands, Mangroves and blue carbon, Community Forestry, Ecotourism and conservation of biodiversity, Production forests, and Forest finance, investment and trade

The 3rd APRS comes after the landmark global agreements reached in 2015 through the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. There was a need to use this momentum, develop new partnerships and deliver locally based solutions in the sustainable management of forests and landscapes to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Furthermore, as Research Government Institution, Forest Research and Development Center (FRDC) achieves impact that is grounded in science. Our approach focuses on clearly defined principles and on our two pillars –research and development, capacity development and engagement – which are integrated through our theory of dynamics and implemented through our six thematic work areas in order to positively influence the development trajectory in global episteme. The six areas fosters science on Biodiversity and ecosystem Conservation, Water and landscape Conservation, Productivity of Forest, Forest and Food, Forest Land and Energy, and Medicine from Forest for human wellbeing. The issues are not merely technical; solutions need to involve multiple stakeholders at multiple levels of governance. Intended users of our research include funding partners and development agencies, conservation organizations, government policy makers, NGOs, advocates, journalists, the private sector, other researchers and practitioners at all levels, as well as smallholders and farmers. Our research outcomes can therefore be realized at many different levels.

The Center may support the third APRS, focused on thematic areas that we believe have the greatest potential for impact, particularly in Asia Pacific Region. First, restoration and sustainable and management of peatlands on Paludicultur development. Second, ecotourism and Conservation of Biodiversity. Also, in term of the latest progress of natural primary forest in term of Climate Change. While, to engage of outreach, the center would present relevant information and papers on exhibition session; participate on series of sessions.

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