Training on climate change and forest transformation in the frames of the EU funded forest transformation project



Posted on 24 February 2014  | 
On February 18, 2014 the Training on Climate Change and Forest Transformation in the Southern Caucasus was organized by WWF Armenia, which implements in Armenia the EU funded regional project Increasing the Resilience of Forest Ecosystems against Climate Change in the Southern Caucasus through Forest Transformation.

The training was aimed at giving a first insight of the topic to the participants by addressing a theoretical background on climate change, transfer to the adaption in other countries with case studies and a final debating part developing commonly local-specific next steps for Armenia. It was conducted by Dirk Frankenhauser, an international expert, who spent three weeks in the region conducting a fieldtrip and a stakeholder-analysis in October 2013. The training was focused on forestry professionals and administrating bodies with more than 30 participants from the state, non-governmental and international organizations, including the Ministries of Agriculture and Nature Protection, “Hayantar” SNCO, Universities (State Agrarian and Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University), UNDP Climate Change Programme, ATP foundation and others.

The opening and welcome speeches were given by Matthias Lichtenberger (WWF Germany) and John Barker (EU Delegation). In the course of the training there were presentations by the trainer followed by discussions, case studies from European countries, group works with presentations and discussions, analysis of the field works on forest transformation implemented in Armenia as well as final brainstorming of future needs at various management levels when it comes to adaptive forest management in the light of the climate change.

The training participants were provided by the project visibility packages including the cloth bag, cup, T-shirt as well as note-book and pen made of recycled paper.

More information about WWF Armenia’s EU funded forest transformation project can be found here

For further information:

Siranush Galstyan
Project Coordinator
Tel: +374 10 58 89 83 (ext. 14)
Email: sgalstyan@wwfcaucasus.org

Gera Voskanyan
Partnership and Communications Manager
Tel: +374 10 58 89 83 (ext. 14)
Email: gvoskanyan@wwfcaucasus.org 
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