"SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS"
Dear IUFRO members,
I'm pleased to announce that IUFRO's Working Party 3.01.02 (Forest Road Management) will be co-hosting the 10th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, USA, July 24-27, 2011. This conference is sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and held every 4 years.
Call for Papers and Presentations:
Papers are solicited on all aspects of low-volume roads and will be peer reviewed for acceptability. Some suggested areas of interest, with emphasis on low-volume road applications (including unpaved forest roads) are as follows: Planning, Finance and Economics, Design and Construction, Pavement Performance, Structures and Drainage, Sustainability Issues, Case Histories, Operations, Safety, Maintenance, Innovative Materials Solutions, Soil-Stabilization Technologies, Environmental Impacts and Energy-Affected Roads.
Topics that are pertinent and suitable for discussion at the conference are not limited to the above. All offerings relevant to low-volume roads are welcomed. Please consult the following conference website for more information on the conference and submission of papers.
Note that a website for submission of draft manuscripts will be open December 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010.
Should you have further questions, please forward them directly to glen.legere(a)fpinnovations.ca<mailto:email@example.com>.
Deputy Coordinator - 3.01.02: Forest Road Management
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
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Betreff: CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program
CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program
11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for
experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program
work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.
The deadline for nominations is 27 November 2009.
Call for nominations:
Criteria for Selecting Expert Group Members:
As you see from below, the CIF/Forest Investment Program is now establishing
A key step is the selection of experts who will advise the FIP sub-Committee
choosing pilot countries. As you see from the documents below about 6-8
with a diverse range of skills and knowledge are to be selected.
It is extremely important for achieving FIP goals that experts with proven
expertise and experience in forestry, climate change and development are
We count on you in helping out in this important matter.
You are kindly requested to spread the information and/or nominate qualified
experts (including yourself) for this assignment.
Many thanks for you cooperation
Agriculture & Rural Development
The World Bank
Tel: +1-202-458 7334; Fax: +1-202-614-1402;
E-Mail: GDieterle(a)worldbank.org, Room MC5-795
a) Forest Specialist (Co-chair). This expert should have a broad general
forestry background as well as specific knowledge of, and experience with,
biodiversity conservation, sustainable management of forests, forest ecology
and forest dynamics, agro-forestry, reforestation, non-timber forest
landscape restoration, desertification resulting from forest degradation and
forest ecosystem services, including biotic and abiotic risks to forest
b) Climate Specialist (Co-chair) . This expert should have knowledge of, and
experience in, climate change mitigation and adaptation related to forests,
sub-national, national and international levels. The expert should be
knowledgeable about national strategies for addressing climate change that
involve forests, the role of forests in addressing the challenges of climate
change, and REDD+ (including avoided deforestation and forest degradation,
forest conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of
c) Forest Finance Specialist and Development Economist.. This expert should
be knowledgeable about the role of forests in economic development and
planning, poverty alleviation and how to enhance the contribution of forests
to improving rural livelihoods, and valuation systems of alternative land
The expert should be well-versed in how to enhance local communities
income and benefits from forests through improved access to markets,
employment creation, and forest product processing.
d) Agricultural Specialist. This expert should be familiar with sustainable
agricultural production systems, and the state of research on food producing
systems. The expert should be knowledgeable about large agribusinesses and
their potential impact on other land uses, as well shifting cultivation and
impacts on natural resources. This expert should be able to clearly
cross-sectoral linkages and impacts between agriculture and forest sectors.
e) Forest Industry and SME Investment Specialist. This expert should be
knowledgeable about the private sector and sustainable management of
forests, forest industry value chain, forest products trade, internationally
recognized independent forest certification systems and standards and
corporate social responsibility standards, community-company partnerships,
and investment opportunities in diverse countries.
f) Governance, Policy and Institutional Specialist. This expert should be
familiar with forest and land institutions, land management and
administration, land tenure, environmental, forest and other land use
legislation and enforcement, transparency, political economy of forests and
g) Indigenous Peoples Specialist. This expert should be familiar with
indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities issues and rights,
including land tenure issues.
Social Development and Gender Specialist. This expert should be
familiar with poverty alleviation, social, community and gender issues,
particularly as they relate to forest management