Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy has orgnised one week compulsory training course on “Best Practices in Forestry” during 12th -16th October 2015 at Dehradun. The course was inaugurated by Sh. Vinod Kumar, Director, IGNFA.
In this Training course, for officers of Indian Forest Service, nominations were invited from 19 states. 42 IFS officers were nominated and 27 officers participated in the course. This includes 1 officer of 1982 batch, the senior most bach represented in this course and 1 officer of 2011 batch, the junior most batch represented in this course.
The theme of the training course i.e. “Best Practices in Forestry’. The week long training course was first of its kind for the Academy where IFS officers of different seniority were together for the deliberations.
The Topics/Subjects covered : Inter-sectoral Linkages of Forestry and Its Economic Social and Ethical Dimensions, Externally Aided Project, Forest Economy, Ecotourism and livelihood issues, Best Practices of ICT in Forestry, Citizen Centric Initiatives, Best practices in forest assessment, Best practices of ‘Livelihood generation through forestry activities’ in Uttarakhand, Research and (R&D) Forestry Sector
Training course was designed in such a way that participats also got the opportunity to present those best practices with which they were involved with in the field. Each day, 1 Hours was kept for presentation by participants six participants presented about the different best practices followed by them in the field.
Field visit :- Visit to Dhanolti, Ecotourism site Mussoorie to see the excellent work done by uttarakhand forest department in the field of eco tourism.
Panel discussions was also conducted on:-‘Improvement in the working of forest department: Need for career development through training and improvement of skills’ with Eminent panelists Dr. R.B.S.Rawat,Ex PCCF Uttarakhand & Dr. P.P.Bhojvaid, APCCFHaryana