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    Job Vacancies Nick_Ananin writes "NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING - INDONESIA

    Tetra Tech ARD (http://www.ardinc.com), a leading international development consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified regional and local technical experts for anticipated MCC funded programs in Indonesia as part of the Green Prosperity Project. The projects will support the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing corridors of economic growth within its medium- to long-term development plans. Positions will be based in Indonesia; estimated length of contract is 3-9 months and will require some travel.

    Illustrative list of technical areas:

    Land Use Planning
    Spatial Planning and Modeling
    Socio Economic and Environmental Assessments
    Climate Change Adaptation Assessments
    Land Tenure
    Institutional Development and Capacity Building
    Community Participation
    Natural Resource Policy and Governance
    Carbon Inventories Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV)
    Low Emissions Development Strategies

    Qualifications:
    Advanced degree in forestry policy, climate change, natural resource management, or other related field;
    Minimum 7 years of technical experience; 
    Experience working with government, donors, private sector or NGOs;   
    Experience in South Asia required;
    Fluency in English and Bahasa required.

    To Apply:
    Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to sarah.hendel@tetratech.com referring to MCC Green Pros in the subject line or fax to S. Hendel at 1-802-658-4247. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.

    For our records, please also indicate where you found this job posting.

    Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas.  We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce.  We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer."


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    Training, Education and Research scotti writes "Foresters interested in a three years PhD Course in Forestry in Sardegna are invited to read the announcement for a Seminar on "local timber as construction material" that is available at the following address:

    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3yTBQUcjoY_QXVpb1o5VkFvcU0

    Seminar on "building multi-story houses in wood" Cagliari 7 May 2012

    Roberto Scotti
    Nuoro Forestry School - Uniss.it"


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    Job Vacancies Nick_Ananin writes "Indonesia
    Jan 20, 2012

    Tetra Tech ARD is accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for our USAID IFACS Project in Indonesia. USAID IFACS is a 4 year project that began in November 2010 and is scheduled to end in September 2014. USAID IFACS seeks to reduce the threats of deforestation and climate change, and help the Government of Indonesia (GOI) conserve the country’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem. The project works in Aceh, Central and West Kalimantan, and North and South Papua.  
    Responsibilities: 
    The Chief of Party (COP) will be the main USAID IFACS representative to USAID and implementing partners, ensuring ongoing coordination. The COP is responsible for achieving the overall technical goals of USAID IFACS as well as ensuring that Administrative, Financial and Contracting systems are functioning to support the Program’s success. This will be achieved through the direct performance of tasks or supervision of designated staff that are assigned tasks.
    COP Qualifications:
    A minimum of fifteen years of professional experience in fields related to the successful implementation of this project such as forest resources management, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forestry management, local community and alternative livelihood development, local governance capacity building, and behavior change promotion;
    A graduate degree (Master’s Degree or higher preferred) in a similarly related field of study, e.g. forestry or environmental management, international development, public administration, business administration, governance, etc.;
    Proven leadership in the administration of similar size international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting;
    Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams;
    Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract;
    Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia preferred; and
    Knowledge of Indonesian forestry, biodiversity conservation, and climate change policies, laws, development and management issues preferred.
     
    Applicants are requested to email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Christine.debaise@tetratech.com. Please refer to ‘IFACS COP’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.
     
    Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations – in the U.S. and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
    "


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    Training, Education and Research solarenergy08 writes " We all know that there are times that our world will have to change the climates. Sometimes, it is winter, spring, fall and summer. On the other hand, you must have to be ready when the winter comes, you must have to gain some more energy that shall comes from the sun. Having the solar energy, this will be serve as the very big help to all of the people who are in need of electricity and one of this people are those who owns the department store. To help save the environment, it is much better that you will not have to use some fuels that can damage onto our ozone layer. Dumping some of your waste can also damage the air that we breath. On the other hand, having the solar energy , is one of the great invention made by man. If you won't use your electricity, it is much better if you will have to shut it up so that you can conserve your energy. "

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    Training, Education and Research Arshad.Ali writes "Forestry education has been started in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University at Department of Forestry, Sheringal, dir upper Pakistan.
    for more detail plz visit link
    http://sbbu.edu.pk/departments/forestry/index.php "


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    Sustainability julie_lang writes "Registration is now open for the International Conference on Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing to be held on October 27 & 28, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada. This Conference will bring experts in the field from around the world during a day and a half of presentations and an exhibit showcase to discuss swift and durable construction solutions in support of disaster relief efforts.

    Register now at http://www.forestprod.org/sustainablereliefhousing/register.html

    There is a WORLDWIDE NEED for disaster relief housing. Recent catastrophic events in Japan, Haiti, Chile, Pakistan and Indonesia are perfect examples of the devastation wreaked by natural events which affect those countries' inhabitants’ most basic needs: clean water, food and shelter. Temporary housing becomes the breeding ground for disease and desperation. Swiftly erected and durable disaster relief housing is needed.

    The 2011 Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing Conference is a first of its kind international forum and a unique opportunity to raise the visibility for your organization or company among industry peers and participate in this timely discussion:

    - Listen to experts share their experiences from several recent catastrophic events and discuss the needs resulting from various climatic, geographical and political realities.

    - Explore various topics concerning the building systems available; shipping, delivery and erection considerations; and the financing and coordination of relief efforts to arrive at timely and affordable sustainable solutions.

    - Discuss response and preparedness strategies for mitigating delays in the delivery of solutions for regions at risk.

    Registration is now available. Register now at http://www.forestprod.org/sustainablereliefhousing/register.html

    $295 - FULL REGISTRATION ATTENDEE
    $125 - FULL REGISTRATION STUDENT ATTENDEE
    $495 - EXHIBITOR ATTENDEE

    Register now at http://www.forestprod.org/sustainablereliefhousing/register.html

    This Conference is a collaboration between the US-based Forest Products Society and its Eastern Canadian Section. Registration will be available soon.

    We hope you will join us to share your knowledge and gain exposure for your organization among an international audience of professionals and experts.

    BECOME A SPONSOR at www.sustainablereliefhousing.org/sponsor.html

    GAIN EXPOSURE WITH AN EXHIBIT DURING THE CONFERENCE at www.sustainablereliefhousing.org/sponsor.html

    Conference Planning Committee

    #######

    ABOUT THE SOCIETY: Founded in 1947, the Forest Products Society's mission is to foster innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and providing forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge.

    The global network for forest products professionals

    2011 © Forest Products Society. All Rights Reserved."


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    Training, Education and Research adrian_whiteman writes "In collaboration with the Government of India, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) will be holding an international conference about wood products and sustainable development. This message is to announce the first call for papers and inform people that registration for the conference is now open.

    The overall aim of the conference will be to examine how the production and use of wood products can contribute to sustainable development and how greater demands for sustainability might present new opportunities for development of the wood products sector. Within this general direction, three themes for the conference are proposed:

    * Emerging trends in economies and lifestyles: what are the main trends affecting wood use and how can these be utilised to strengthen the forest products sector?

    * Stories portraying the winds of change: case studies showing how some wood producers and users have already developed strategies or innovated to build successful enterprises based on changing consumer demands and needs.

    * Wooden paths to a sustainable future: how can the linkages between wood use and sustainable development be strengthened and used to promote more and higher-value wood use?

    Given that the economic and environmental dimensions of wood product use have been discussed many times before (e.g. at technical and marketing conferences, green building events, etc.), an aim of this conference is to focus, in particular, on the socio-economic, aesthetic and cultural dimensions of wood use (what we are calling "the art and joy of wood"). Papers on other aspects of wood product development will also be considered, so long as they fit under one of the themes described above. (Please also note that we are focusing on solid wood products rather than paper or non-wood forest products).

    The conference will last for three days with an optional field trip on the fourth day. It will be held in the J N Tata Auditorium complex at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and the expected level of participation is about 250 people. In addition to the technical programme, there will also be a very full social and cultural programme (artisans exhibitions, photo and non-technical poster competition, "music from wood" concert, field trip, etc.) to give participants a practical, "hands on" feeling for the themes of the conference.

    More background about the aims and objectives of the conference is presented in the conference brochure (available at: http://www.artjoywood.org/documents/AJWConferenceBooklet.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1) and details of the programme and procedures for registration and submission of papers are given on the conference website (www.artjoywood.org). We hope that this event will be innovative - looking at aspects of wood product development and utilisation that may not have been covered in great detail before - and we hope that participants will come away with some new perspectives on developments in the sector.

    Adrian Whiteman, FAO (Adrian.whiteman@fao.org). "


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    Training, Education and Research thjay writes "Urban trees and woodlands have come up the agenda at both government and local levels. They are a vital element of green infrastructure, not just in the UK but across the globe.

    Increasing research shows what trees in the urban landscape can deliver. However, this conference is not just about theory – it’s about making a real difference on the ground. International and UK speakers will explore:

    •Environmental benefits of trees in urban planning
    •Economic values of trees in urban landscapes
    •Social benefits, from wellbeing to green networks
    •Successfully integrating trees into the built environment
    •Technical advances for the survival of urban trees
    •What actions we have to take for a greener future
    As concern grows about the sustainability of our urban environments, the importance of protecting and expanding our urban forests can only increase.

    Conference Features

    Outstanding two-day programme for both the natural and social sciences l Leading research and industry experts from around the world l The latest professional opinion on policy and practice l National support from HRH The Prince of Wales and Government l Industry support from the well-respected Partners l An exhibition, special dinner and excellent networking opportunities

    For more information: http://www.charteredforesters.org/default.asp?page=119

    Thalia Bogdanou
    Professional Development Officer
    Institute of Chartered Foresters
    59 George Street
    Edinburgh
    EH2 2JG
    t: 0044(0)131 240 1425
    www.charteredforesters.org
    "


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    Sustainability julie_lang writes "THEME: Sustainable Development and the Role of the Forest Products Industry

    The Pacific Northwest Section of the Forest Products Society invites you to submit your formal or poster presentation for the Forest Products Society's 65th International Convention on June 19-21, 2011 in Portland, Oregon.

    Learn more about the Convention at http://www.fpsconvention.org

    The International Convention is the premier event for professionals in the forest products field. Convened annually by the Forest Products Society, the International Convention brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, non-profit, and private industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field.

    The theme for this year's Convention is: Sustainable Development and the Role of the Forest Products Industry.

    View a list of sample topics at http://www.forestprod.org/ic65/images/topics_ic_65.pdf

    More than 170 technical presentations and 120 scientific posters from 38 countries were part of the Convention. Attended by Forest Products Society members and non-members, the annual International Convention is the perfect venue to build new professional connections with top researchers from around the world and reconnect with colleagues and friends in the field.

    SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST IN PRESENTING A PAPER at http://www.forestprod.org/ic65/call_form.html

    SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST IN PRESENTING A POSTER at http://www.forestprod.org/ic65/call_form_poster.html

    We hope you will join us to share your knowledge and raise the visibility of your organization among industry peers. We look forward to your formal or poster presentation submission.

    65th International Convention Planning Committee (http://www.forestprod.org/ic65/images/committee_ic_65.pdf)

    Comments from 2010 Convention include:

    "The Forest Products Society has the power to attract professionals from all over the world, and this Convention is a good example of this."
    ~ Convention participant

    "My purpose in attending the Convention was to gain information on different markets and utilization techniques. I certainly came out with a significant amount of information."
    ~ Convention participant

    "Evaluations show that 67% of participants primarily attended the Convention for the opportunity to network professionally. 88% of them also indicated that they would use the information and connections received at the Convention in their professional lives."
    ~ Past Convention chair, Robert J. Ross

    ABOUT THE SOCIETY: Founded in 1947, the Forest Products Society's mission is to foster innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and providing forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge.

    The global network for forest products professionals

    Forest Products Society | 2801 Marshall Ct. | Madison | WI | 53705 | www.forestprod.org

    Julie Lang
    Conferences & Meetings Director
    Forest Products Society
    2801 Marshall Court
    Madison, WI 53705-2295
    Phone: 608-231-1361, ext. 208
    Fax: 608-231-2152
    conferences@forestprod.org
    www.forestprod.org

    11th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites and Nanotechnology in Wood Composites Symposium
    Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, WI
    May 16-18, 2011
    www.woodandbiofibercomposites.org

    FPS 65th International Convention
    Doubletree Hotel, Portland, OR
    June 19-21, 2011
    www.fpsconvention.org"


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    Forest Certification srivastava writes "The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Ltd., Rajahmundry, AP, India has received the FSC-CW-COC certification for its responsible sourcing of fibre. The APPM is one of the largest integrated Pulp & Paper Mills in IndiaThe Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills FSC certification"

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    Sustainability Mohammed writes "

    .............................



    SWC2010 International Conference


    PEOPLE, FORESTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT:


    COEXISTING IN HARMONY


    Casablanca, Morocco


    May 25-27, 2010




    Deadline extended until 31 March 2010


    Hurry up! to Submit your Abstract and
    to
    Register




    Dear All: This is to remind those authors who have not yet submitted their paper/poster abstracts to the SWC2010 Conference, or those who have submitted their abstract but have not yet completed their registration to the Conference, to do it, within the delay. Before the big number of abstract authors who continue requesting an extension of the abstract submission and registration deadlines, the Conference Organizing Committee has decided to extend the deadline for registration and paper/poster abstract submission to the WC2010 Conference, from 31 December 2009, to the 31st. of March 2010.
    Take care! There will be no other extension of this deadline!


    All information related to the conference are available in the website www.swc2010.fr.fm

    and www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/register.htm



    "


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    Training, Education and Research Mohammed writes "

    SWC2010 International Conference
     ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT!
    December 31, 2009 at 24:00 GMT is the deadline!
    for Early-bird Registration and Abstract Submission

    PEOPLE, FORESTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: COEXISTING IN HARMONY
    Casablanca, Morocco
    May 25-27, 2010


    Dear All:
    This is to remind authors who have not yet submitted their paper/poster abstracts to the SWC2010 Conference that there is only one month left for them to do it (Deadline for abstract submission and early bird registration to the conference is: 31 December 2009).

    The call for abstracts will close on December 31, 2009, 24:00 GMT.

    All information related to the conference are available in the website www.swc2010.fr.fm and www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/welcome.htm

    More particularly, information related to special conference topics are given in the following table:
     
    Call for Abstracts / Conference Topics / Guidelines for Abstract submission / Guidelines for paper / poster submission: http://sylvamonde.110mb.com/first.htm
     
    Programme for Accompanying persons: http://sylvamonde.110mb.com/accomp.htm
     
    Registration and Hotel booking: http://sylvamonde.110mb.com/register.htm
     
    Deadline for Abstract submission:  31 December 2009
     
    Registration and Hotel booking: http://sylvamonde.110mb.com/register.htm
     
    Deadline for early registration fees: 31 December 2009

    Deadline for hotel booking at conference special rate: 10 April 2010
     
    Conference Registration Form: www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/RegistrationForm.pdf


    www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/HotelBookForm.pdf


    We invite you to join us and look forward to welcoming you all, next May 2010, to this exciting meeting in Casablanca, Morocco.

    Dr. Mohammed Ellatifi
    Conference Chair

    "


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    Training, Education and Research magar writes "
    The Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree Programme in European Forestry (MSc EF) is a 2-year double degree programme. MSc EF provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. The programme is an extra dimension to the already existing educational markets in forestry and nature management in Europe. In this programme, seven European universities*) collaborate intensively to offer joint courses to supplement their already existing curricula.

    The international dimension of the programme is strengthened by the Partnership established with the Federal University of Parana in Brazil and Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University in China.

    The MSc EF programme is open to students and professionals from all countries. Minimum requirements for applying to the MSc EF are a good level of English, and a Bachelor's degree in forestry or other related discipline.

    The next application period to the course that begins in August 2010 will start in autumn 2009. Deadline for applications from non-European nationals is 31st November 2009. The call for EU/ETA nationals will be open during the 15th of January - 15th of March 2010. In addition, the MSc EF accepts applications from non-European scholars for carrying out research and teaching assignments and scholarly work for the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus course at the MSc EF Partner Universities during a period of three months. For more information on the application procedure and scholarships, visit the webpage.

    We hope that you will find our programme interesting, and we kindly ask you to forward this information to anyone you consider eligible to apply.


    Timo Tokola
    MSc EF Coordinator
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu
    --
    For more information, please check the website or contact us at:

    MSc European Forestry Secretariat
    Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu
    P.O. Box 111. 80101 Joensuu (Finland)
    Email: mscefsecretariat@joensuu.fi
    Fax +358 13 251 4422

    http://www.europeanforestry.net"


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    Forestry organisations magar writes "Energy Dendromass Corridor (EDC) is a research and education partnership of people who are innovatively interested in opportunities to utilise the productivity of woody species for fuels of sustainable development. The EDC partnership is based on the mutual understanding and respectable dialogue competence of teachers and students who have been working together in the most western third floor corridor in the Faculty of Forest Sciences in the University of Joensuu, Finland.

    The core corridor accommodates 14 research scientists. The corridor researchers are connected with the correspondent colleagues through the door of ambassadors. Together they form the EDC network that covers numerous countries.

    Energy Dendromass Corridor"


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    Forest Information Update Mohammed writes "

    SWC2010 International Conference




    PEOPLE, FORESTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: COEXISTING IN HARMONY


    25 - 27 May 2010, Casablanca, Morocco


     


     

    SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    Deadline for Abstracts Submission: 31 December 2009

    Dear All:
    After the success of its conferences in 2007 (SWC2007), 2008 (SWC2008) and 2009 (SWC2009), Sylva-World for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment, will organize its 4th international Conference SWF2010 n the theme “PEOPLE, FORESTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: COEXISTING IN HARMONY”.
    This important event will be held in Casablanca (Morocco), from 25 to 27 May 2010.

    The conference will explore the conflicting relationship between Population, Forests and the Environment, and will examine long-term problems and their governance challenge from different angles, towards coexistence in harmony between people, forests and the environment, at local, regional and global level.

    SWC2010 Organizing Committee has designed a broad scientific program, which includes a number of plenary, technical and poster sessions, as well as other fascinating events.

    It is a great pleasure to invite you to join Sylva-World’s 4th International Conference.

    SWC2010 programme promises to be exciting including numerous prominent speakers covering topics including the latest developments on various themes, such as forest and local development, forest and climate change, forest environmental
    services, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, man-made plantations, the forecasting of needs and resources, people and forest coexistence in harmony, education and knowledge systems for sustainability, among others.
    Authors, from all over the world are warmly invited to submit the paper / poster abstracts to the Conference Secretariat by the 31st of December 2009.

    For those of you who have not yet registered to the conference or/and submitted their paper/poster abstract, we remind you the conference deadlines:

    The call for abstracts will close on December 31, 2009, 24:00 GMT.

    All information related to the conference are available in the website www.swc2010.fr.fm and www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/welcome.htm

    More particularly, information related to special conference topics and their deadlines / website address:


    Conference Topics + Guidelines for Abstract Submission + Guidelines for Paper / Poster Submission:
    http://sylvamonde.110mb.com/first.htm


    Deadline for Abstract submission: 31 December 2009

    Programme for Accompanying persons: hhttp://sylvamonde.110mb.com/accomp.htm

    Registration and Hotel Booking:hhttp://sylvamonde.110mb.com/register.htm

    Deadline for early Registration fees: 31 December 2009

    Deadline for Hotel Booking at Conference Special Rate: 10 April 2010

    Conference Refistration Form: www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/RegistrationForm.pdf

    Hotel Booking Form: www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/HotelBookForm.pdf

    Information for Conference Sponsors: www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/spons.htm

    Sponsorship Form to be submitted by Sponsors: www.sylvamonde.110mb.com/Sponsform.pdf



    We invite you to join us and look forward to welcoming you all to this exciting meeting in Casablanca, Morocco, in May 2010.

    Dr. Mohammed Ellatifi
    (Conference Chairman)



    "


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