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Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions(APAFRI)

Objectives

1) To expand mutual benefits such as R&D capacity building of both nations by supporting cooperation and joint researches among research institutes related to forest and forestry throughout Asia and Pacific regions

2) To create synergy effect in establishing international network throughout Asia and Pacific regions by operating AFoCO and supporting programs to disseminate Korea's advance technologies and to provide developing countries with opportunities for R&D capacity building

3) To contribute to raising the national status by playing a leading role in resolving pending issues in forest sector such as desertification and climate change

  • Period : 2011∼Current
  • Method : International Contribution
  • Details and Output

1) Contributed to expanded interchanges among member countries of forest science information on pending issues such as carbon credit, REDD+, forest vulnerability to exotic invasive species and adaptability to climate change
2) Performed a leading role in resolving pending issues in Northeast forest sector with extending Korea's green technologies
3) Established a role as a R&D center to enhance the cooperation network among Asia countries after the establishment of Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) in Korea

Assistance Details and Output of International Contribution to APAFRI

(1 Million Korean Won)

Assistance Details and Output of International Contribution to APAFRI. Consist of Period, Contents
Period Contents
'07 Supported training programs and workshops for forest scientists in developing countries Supported IUFRO division conference on sustainable forest management and traditional forest knowledge (held in China) Established a network for joint researches throughout Asia and Pacific region
'08 Supported training programs and workshops for forest scientists in developing countries Supported degree courses for forest scientists in developing countries Established a network for joint researches throughout Asia and Pacific region
'09 Supported training programs and workshops for forest scientists in developing countries Supported degree courses for forest scientists in developing countries Established a network for joint researches throughout Asia and Pacific region
'10 Supported training programs and workshops for forest scientists in developing countries Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), the primary support organization of APAFRI Established a network for joint researches throughout Asia and Pacific region
'11 Supported training programs and workshops for forest scientists in developing countries Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Forest Research Institute Malaysia Supported a workshop on conservation of high value added and endangered species
'12 Held an international symposium on restoring devastated site Held the 6th general meeting of APAFRI (in China) and a KFRI scientist was appointed as a new board member
'13 Held the conference on traditional forest related knowledge Held the long-term ecological research symposium Held a Northeast Asia GFIS Workshop

※ APAFRI (Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions)
※ GFIS (Global Forest Information Service)

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