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FAO Announces Two Forest Education Initiatives

FAO Announces Two Forest Education Initiatives

sensitize primary school children to sustainable forest management as part of broader efforts to ensure the long-term integrity and sustainability of forests in these countries. The project aims to increase forest literacy among 9 to 12-year-olds in the Philippines and Tanzania through the development of forest education modules that use an interactive, experience-based and forest-based learning approach.

This educational material will be available for later adaptation and will be used worldwide via a dedicated website.

The second initiative will examine the state of forest education, identify problems and gaps in forestry education, and develop recommendations to address them.

FAO will collaborate with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (PCF). to develop an inventory of forest education in six regions And in the world. The initiative will create an online platform on forest education.

The German government provides financial support of 2 million USD for the projects.

Source: SDG Knowledge Hub.