Global Network for Young Professionals in Forestry News

Global Virtual Field Trip for Young Foresters

The Institute of Chartered Foresters recently hosted a virtual meeting on behalf of the INPFA to showcase the talent of young foresters on a global scale.

Watch the video below to hear speakers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK discuss why they got into the sector, what their role involves and what they see for the future of forestry where they are.

Thanks to the Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institut forestier du Canada, Forestry Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry for their support in the development and delivery of this fantastic event.


Forestry Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries

Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences has secured up to 15 distance learning scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for 2022 entry. These scholarships are for 3 years part time study on either MSc Agroforestry & Food Security or MSc Tropical Forestry. During years 1 and 2, students study ‘taught modules’ which are assessed via individual and group coursework assessments and exams. Year 3 is a self-directed dissertation.

Scholarships are worth £18,000, which covers tuition fees and a generous bursary to enable scholars to attend a compulsory two-week study tour scheduled to be held overseas in the 2023-2024 academic year. A small study grant is also available to help scholars with study costs associated with distance learning (e.g. internet usage). The current scholarships are only available for entrants who are able to start the programme in September 2022.

Scholarships are available for applicants from the following commonwealth countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.


INPFA Virtual Meeting – September 21

On Wednesday 15 September, the INPFA held a second meeting online. Guest speakers, Dr John Parrotta (President of IUFRO) and Dr John Innes (Former Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia), joined the meeting to give members an insight into their international work.

A recording of the meeting can be watched below.


INPFA Members Meet Online

On Tuesday 20 April 2021, members from around the world joined a virtual meeting of the International Network of Professional Forestry Associations to discuss future plans and priorities, and to meet new members of the network.

You can watch a recording of the meeting below.

To view COIFORM’s presentation slides, please click here.