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FOREST21 Kick-off
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FOREST21 Kick-off

14.04.2021 - 15.04.2021

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The project FOREST21 will officially be launched in a virtual kick-off. Through FOREST21, the curricula in forestry education in South Africa will be reformed to equip graduates with problem-solving skills, an entrepreneurial mindset and climate-smart thinking.

The first day of the two-day ceremony includes keynote speeches from substance experts in forestry as well as greetings high-level members of universities, ministries, and forestry organisations.

The second day of the kick-off focuses on practical project implementation.

All are welcome to join any sessions or keynote speeches. Please sign up for the Zoom event here.




Day 1, 11:00-16:30 (Finland, UTC +3)

11.00 Opening and welcome

11.30 High-level dialogue on capacity building for Higher Education, International Cooperation, Climate-smart Sustainable Forestry, and Entrepreneurship

12.30 Keynote address: Hon Makhotso M. Sotyu, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, South Africa

13.00 Plenary session: Dr Eija Laitinen, Project Coordinator

Lunch break

14.00 Messages of support: Deans and Vice Chancellors.

14.40 Messages of support: Associate partners

15.20 Plenary session: Subject matters

16.20 Closing remarks



Day 2, 11:30-16:30 (Finland, UTC +3)

10.30 Feedback of Day 1

11.00 Project logic for industry partnerships. Dr Teija Lehtonen

11.30 The South African Forestry Landscape. Norman Dlamini

12.00 The pilot student cases. Leo Long, Phillip Crafford                                               

12.15 Student challenges: A case example. Riina Subra

Lunch break

14.00 Parallel workshop sessions: Communications and Dissemination, Quality Management and Financial Management

14.40 Closing remarks


For a more detailed programme and speakers, please visit the project website.


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