Field course 2017: Images from the field (1)

This January VITRI is in Laos with the field course TROP220: Tropical Forests and Agroforests. The course includes 16 students from the University of Helsinki, 5 students from Laos, 3 from Myanmar and one from Thailand.

The course is organised in collaboration with Kasetsart University (Thailand), National University of Laos and Savannakhet University (Laos). The first week include an opening session at Kasetsart University, a public seminar at National University of Laos and the beginning of field course around the Pialat Forest Station, North-west of the Capital Vientiane

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Doctoral Defence and mini-seminar

congo_logging_yitaYitagesu T. Tegegne will have the public defence of his doctoral thesis title: FLEGT and REDD+ synergies and impacts in the Congo Basin: lessons for global forest governance mechanisms. His Opponent will be Doctor Christian Pilegaard Hansen, Associate Professor at Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Time: 16 of December at 12:00
Venue: UH Main Building, 3rd floor, Auditorium XIII (Unioninkatu 34)

As part of the formal activities VITRI organised a mini-seminar titled: Glass half full or half empty? Reflections on the implementation of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. The keynote speaker is Prof. Pilegaard with a commentary by Dr. Fobissie Kalame, VITRI.

Thursday, December 15 (10:15 – 12:30).
Lecture Hall B4, UH, Viikki Campus (Latokartanonkaari 9)

10:15-
10:25
Opening Prof. Markku Kanninen
10:25-
10:55
Glass half full or half empty? Reflections on the implementation of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) under the EU Forest Law Enforcement,
Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan
Prof. Christian Pilegaard H.
10:55-
11:25
Recent developments in REDD+ in the
Congo Basin
Dr. Fobissie Kalame
11:25-
12:30
Discussion