IGNFA organizes Senior Foresters’ Workshop – 30 Years (1987 Batch)

IGNFA organizes Senior Foresters’ Workshop – 30 Years (1987 Batch)

IGNFA conducted Senior Forester’s Workshop for IFS officers of 1987 Batch who have completed 30 Years of service on 12 and 13th October 2017. The objective of the workshop is to bring together these officers from various states to discuss the issues of contemporary interest in forest and wildlife to centre and states and to consolidate their deliberations in the form of recommendations. These recommendations are sent to the MoEF&CC, Government of India for further action.

The inaugural session of the workshop was chaired by Dr. Shashi Kumar, Director, IGNFA. The theme taken up for deliberations in the workshop is “Forestry for Posterity and Prosperity through Capacity Building – A Sustainable Development Strategy”. There were three technical sessions viz.,

I. Contribution of Forest Ecosystem Services towards National Building and equipping Forest Departments,
II. Increasing Role of Technologies in Forestry & Wildlife Management and Capacity Building of Forest Department to face challenges,
III. Capacity Building needs in Sustainable Forest Management in India

Further, there were group working session on subthemes of the workshop viz.,
1. Challenges in Sustainable Forest Management vis-à-vis training needs,
2. Gearing up Forest Management towards commitments in International Convention,
3. Changing Role of Forest Sector in Sustainable Development of India.

The recommendations of the groups on the respective sub themes were presented and deliberated. The workshop ended with Valedictory session chaired by Dr S.C. Gairola, Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education.


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