Forest Biodiversity Cell, IGNFA

 Forest Biodiversity Cell, IGNFA

The cell was constituted on 8th January, 2013 with a view to strengthen the capacity building in the academy and to impart latest knowledge and skill on Forest Biodiversity to various stakeholders especially the in-service officers and Probationers of Indian Forest Services and other stakeholders like participants of joint training programmes from IAS/IPS/IRS, Judiciary etc.

The cell has two Committees:
  1. Apex Academic Committee
  2. Core Academic Committee

  1. The Apex Academic Committee of the cell plays an advisory role. The constitution of the committee is as follows:
    1. Chairman, NBA Chairman
    2. Director, IGNFA Co-Chairman
    3. D.G. ICFRE Member
    4. Director, WII Member
    5. Sh. B.M.S. Rathore, J.S. MoEF Member
    6. Sh. D.V.S. Khati, CCF uttarakhand Member
    7. Sh. D.K. Ved, FLRHT Banglore Member
    8. Sh. C. Achalender Reddy, IFS Member
    9. Representative, UNDP, New Delhi Member
    10. Representative, JICA, New Delhi Member
    11. Member Secretary, NBA Member
    12. Dr. Alok Saxena. Addl. Director, IGNFA Member Secretary

        The terms of reference of the apex committee are as follows:
    • Identification of segments of forest biodiversity conservation framework for imparting training and up gradation of skills of forest managers and other stakeholders
    • Documentation of information available
    • Building links with state forest departments, state biodiversity boards, research institutions, experts, NGOs to promote capacity building of stakeholders on related subjects
    • Recommendations for achievements of forest conservation objectives

  2. The Core Academic Committee which looks after day to day working of the cell is constituted with the following members:
    1. Dr. Alok Saxena Chairman
    2. Dr. V.B. Mathur, Director, WII Member
    3. Sh. Rakesh Shah, Chairman State Biodiversity Board, Uttarakhand Member
    4. Sh. B.C.Chowdhary Member
    5. One expert member from ICFRE, Dehradun Member
    6. Sh.K.C.A. Arun Prasad Member Secretary

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