Forest restoration and rehabilitation in Southeast Asia (FORRSA)

Projektin yksityiskohdat

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The project aimed at the human capacity enhancement of Asian and European young academics and postgraduate students for teaching and research on restoration and rehabilitation of degraded forests and wetlands In Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia and Thailand. The special emphasis was on the use of multi-criteria analysis/decision making by Integrating GIS methods and tools with ecological and social knowledge. The project provided a foundation for fostering new Institutional partnerships and reinforcing existing research/training cooperation. Activities included intensive courses (training for trainers), field studies, and teacher and student exchange for young academics and postgraduate students. These activities were supported by joint workshops for curriculum development and for sharing the best practices in education and research among the partner institutions and other selected organisations.
The project aimed at the human capacity enhancement of Asian and European young academics and postgraduate students for teaching and research on restoration and rehabilitation of degraded forests and wetlands In Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia and Thailand. The special emphasis was on the use of multi-criteria analysis/decision making by Integrating GIS methods and tools with ecological and social knowledge. The project provided a foundation for fostering new Institutional partnerships and reinforcing existing research/training cooperation. Activities included intensive courses (training for trainers), field studies, and teacher and student exchange for young academics and postgraduate students. These activities were supported by joint workshops for curriculum development and for sharing the best practices in education and research among the partner institutions and other selected organisations.
The project aimed at the human capacity enhancement of Asian and European young academics and postgraduate students for teaching and research on restoration and rehabilitation of degraded forests and wetlands In Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia and Thailand. The special emphasis was on the use of multi-criteria analysis/decision making by Integrating GIS methods and tools with ecological and social knowledge. The project provided a foundation for fostering new Institutional partnerships and reinforcing existing research/training cooperation. Activities included intensive courses (training for trainers), field studies, and teacher and student exchange for young academics and postgraduate students. These activities were supported by joint workshops for curriculum development and for sharing the best practices in education and research among the partner institutions and other selected organisations.

The partners of this project in Europe were:
1. University of Helsinki (UH) / Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI), Helsinki

2. Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) / GeoBio-Center, Biology Department II, Munich, Germany

3. The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL) / Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Partners in Southeast Asia were:
1. Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) / Faculty of Forestry, Bogor, Java, Indonesia

2. Kasetsart University (KU) / Faculty of Forestry, Bangkok, Thailand

A total of five intensive courses were arranged (two in Thailand, two in Indonesia and one in Finland), with a total of about 200 participants and resource persons. All teaching materails and group work results are available with open internet access from the VITRI webpage.


TilaPäättynyt
Todellinen alku/loppupvm01/11/200531/10/2008