1225 participant days, this is the computational result after 4 years Forest Expert Program. 23 trainees and five delegations consisting of 16 Nations benefited from a programme organized by the German Forest Society. Thanks to the support of the various state and private Forest Enterprises, both the forest and timber related organisations, the forest education and training institutions, Ministries of Forestry, saw mills, protected area management units and all the affiliated single persons the German Forest Society had the chance to organize individual programmes for each interest group.
Not only the participants were able to learn from their trainers, vice versa all the hosts had the chance to raise questions and get food for thoughts from the view of foresters from other countries. We are happy that we received such a diverse group of trainees. They came from Uruguay, Kenya, Vietnam, China, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Indonesia, Peru, Romania, Laos, Tajikistan, Hungary, Zambia and Germany.
We hope that we succeeded to give each participant firstly an overview about our multifunctional and sustainable way of forest management and secondly the chance to deepen the knowledge in the individual fields of expertise. For us as organizers it was a fantastic challenge and chance to gain knowledge for ourselves to organize programmes focusing on forest fires, protected area management, REDD+, private forest owner associations, certification, forest politics and a lot more.
We hope that you will enjoy reading the single reports, the result of our project.
All reports were written by our trainees. The reports from Akos Ivanyi, Lela Kakniashvili, Mr. and Mrs.Nevmerzhitsky and Myroslav Kabal were translated to English by the German Forest Society. Most of the reports were shortened by the German Forest Society.