We have formed a new coordination team for the IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 on Resource Data in the Tropics. The focus of the Working Party will be on legacy tropical forest data sets: finding them, getting them and their metadata archived in an up-to-date digital format, and getting these data available for use, with appropriate protocols and credit to the sources of the data.
We invite you to join our email list at <https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/> https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ , where we discuss issues related to these datasets.
Coordinator IUFRO 4.02.01
Invitation to join the email list for IUFRO 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics
We have formed a new coordination team for the IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 on Resource Data in the Tropics. The focus of the Working Party will be on legacy tropical forest data sets: finding them, getting them and their metadata archived in an up-to-date digital format, and getting these data available for use, with appropriate protocols and credit to the sources of the data. We invite you to join our email list at <https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/> https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ , where we discuss issues related to these datasets.
Please contact tropfordata(a)gmail.com with any questions or comments.
Coordinator IUFRO 4.02.01
Von: Loeffler, Theresa (NFOI) [mailto:Theresa.Loeffler@fao.org]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. September 2020 15:21
Betreff: DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS EXTENDED to 15 Oct - Wangari Maathai
Forest Champions Award
Do you know a true forest champion?
Nominate them for the Wangari Maathai Award by 15 October!
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary
individual for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on
them. The winner of the 2021 award will be celebrated for their outstanding
achievements at the upcoming XV World Forestry Congress
<http://wfc2021korea.org/> , in May 2021 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Along with international recognition and prestige, the awardee will receive
a cash prize of USD20,000
and travel support to participate in the award ceremony in Seoul.
<http://www.cpfweb.org/97445/en/> Click here to make your nomination!
Eligibility: Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominees may
be persons, living or recently deceased, who have made exceptional
contributions to forests. Professional and research contributions will only
be considered if they are conducted outside of normal work-related
responsibilities. Applications received from a nominee's kin or business
partner are not eligible for consideration. Applications related to
grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.
Selection: The submission deadline for nominations has been extended to 15
October 2020. The awardee will be selected by a jury nominated by CPF
members, which will take into account gender and regional balance when
considering potential awardees.
Announcement: The awardee will be notified of their selection via email in
February 2021. This year's Wangari Maathai Award will be presented during
the XV World Forestry Congress <http://wfc2021korea.org/> (24-28 May 2021),
at the Coex Convention Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
To submit an application: Please send completed nominations to the CPF
Secretariat at cpf(a)un.org. Find more information and the application
guidelines which should be used when submitting your nomination at the CPF
website <http://www.cpfweb.org/97445/en/> .
The CPF launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and
commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest
issues around the world. The Wangari Maathai Award is an initiative of CBD,
CIFOR, CITES, FAO, GEF, ICRAF, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO, UNCCD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC,
UNFF and World Bank, all members of the CPF. Nominations will be reviewed by
an international jury of renowned personalities, who will also take into
consideration such elements as empowering women, youth and civil society,
fostering social commitment, promoting networks and improving the valuation
of forests in society.
Please find attached a flyer announcing a webinar series hosted by the new Working Party 7.03.16, "Behaviour and chemical ecology of forest insects". Each seminar includes an introductory talk by an invited seminar leader followed by two research talks and a final open discussion. The seminars occur every 2 weeks starting September 17 until November 12 and run from 13:30 until 15:00 UTC (this is 9:30 AM EST, 6:30 AM PST and 15:30 CEST). The seminar series is hosted through the FABI, University of Pretoria academic zoom account and will also stream to a YouTube channel we have created for the WP (this will allow us to post the webinars there and make them available for the community to view if they are unable to attend the webinar). The webinars are open to all but to join the webinar individuals must register online at the site provided in the flyer, registration triggers an auto response email that provides you with the link to access the seminars and allows us to track participation and limit the risk of unwelcome visitors.
Jeremy, Andres and Sigrid