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Southwest Forestry University has established the Research Center for GMS Forestry Development (RCFFD-GMS for short) on 13 January 2015 which is based in Kunming City, Southwest ChinaFocusing on regional projects and cooperative activities within the Greater Mekong Sub-region, RCFFD-GMS is devoted to exploring six key research areas, these are (1) forestry policy, (2) silviculture and management of forest resource, (3) biodiversity conservation, (4) forest protection and watershed management, (5) forestry and rural livelihood development, and (6) capacity building and human resource development.


Objectives 

  • Provide an important platform for the GMS countries in the promotion of forest resource management and forestry development at a regional scale.
  • Enhance communication and collaboration among GMS countries;
  • Improve database and explore research areas in forestry development in the GMS.

 

Our Vision

Ecological, economical and social functions of forest ecosystems in the Greater Mekong Sub-region would be enhanced through regional collaboration.

 

Our Mission

Promoting forestry development, and meeting the needs for environmental protection, economic growth and social development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region through capacity building and conducting regional projects.

 

Structure

Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, three offices as key components ensure highly efficient operations of the Center. Its offices and conference rooms are located at the Center for International Exchange and Cooperation of Southwest Forestry University.

  

 

On-going Projects

(1) Feasibility Study for the Demonstration on Integrated Planning and Management of Forest Ecosystem in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) proposed a regional project “Demonstration on Integrated Planning and Management of Forest Ecosystem in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”. In making the GMS Regional Project more applicable and feasible, APFNet entrusts RCFFD-GMS to conduct a feasibility study to develop a concrete proposal of the Project. As a part of this feasibility study, the Consultative Workshop for the Regional Project of “Demonstration on Integrated Planning and Management of Forest Ecosystem in the Greater Mekong Sub-region” was organized on 11-13 March 2015 in Kunming City, China. There were a total of 25 experts and the government officials from GMS economies attending this event.

(2) Preliminary Study of China-Myanmar Timber Trade

With the sponsor from European Forest Institute (EFI) EU FLEGT Facility, the Preliminary Study of China-Myanmar Timber Trade is conducted by RCFFD-GMS since 2014. In order to better exchange information among Chinese and Myanmar stakeholders of the bilateral timber trade, the Project Workshop on Preliminary Study of China-Myanmar Timber Trade was held on 22-23 April 2015 in Kunming City, China. There were around 45 participants from NGOs, research institute, and the government agencies to attend this workshop.

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