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APFNet Kunming Training Center (APFNet-KTC), as a regional international forestry institution, was established on November 2012 in Kunming City, China by APFNet in cooperation with Southwest Forestry University (SWFU), it aims to promote capability of forest rehabilitation and sustainable forest management among economies in the Asia-Pacific Region through organizing series thematic training workshops, cooperative research, experiences exchange and information sharing activities. Additionally, a field base has also been set up in Pu’er City to meet the demand of field visit and study tour and other activities.
Mission
To facilitate international co-operations and exchange for the degraded forest rehabilitation and management, sustainable forestry development among economies in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Objectives
  • To create a platform for Asia-Pacific economies strengthening capacity building in forest rehabilitation and sustainable forest management 
  • To organize training workshops, cooperative research of forestry development and international exchange to promote sustainable forest management
  • To serve as an outreach for APFNet to communicate and collaborate with other economies 
Programmes
Training 
APFNet-KTC has organized thematic training workshops with two themes namely “Degraded Forest Rehabilitation and Management” and “Forestry and Rural Livelihood Development”. There are 23 international training workshops has been organized by APFNet-KTC since 2009 up to date, and 355 participants who are forestry officials, planers, managers and technicians have involved those workshops from 21 economies in A&P region, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Papua New Ginuea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Research
In order to grasp the forestry development of dynamic state and changes in the region, APFNet-KTC conduct forestry development research cooperating with regional economies, international organizations, including the needs assessment of forest rehabilitation among member economies, study on regional challenges of forestry development and so on, which help identify some key issues and challenges related to sustainable forest management and strengthening collaboration and communication among economies in the region.
Exchange 
Information sharing and experiences exchanging activities also carried out by APFNet-KTC, such as exchange visit, study tour among APFNet member economies, attendance of international conferences, trainings, workshops organized by other institutions, as well as staff exchange with international organization and interesting economies in the region. 
Forward
In accordance with its mandate, APFNet-KTC dedicates to advancing sustainable forest management and rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region; it pays particular roles to supporting regional member economies in their efforts to sustainably manage forest resource, especially to improve the human resources in the region via thematic training workshops, cooperative research and exchange activities. Currently APFNet-KTC is moving forward to a rather influential forestry institution in collaboration with the economies in Asia-Pacific Region.





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