14.04.2021 - 15.04.2021
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
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
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.