262 Forest Certification

Duration
Part 1: May 12 -28, 2011
Part 3: November - December, 2011
Location
Part 1: Skinnskatteberg and Stockholm Sweden
Part 3: To be decided
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications

Invitation

Objectives

The main objective of the programme is to support the development of a more sustainable and profitable forest sector in the invited countries.
The main tool for reaching this goal is the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of standard development, forest certification, forest management, and marketing of certified forest products. Another key aspect of the programme is the development of national and
international networks supporting sustainable forestry and forest certification.

Target Group

Programme is intended for policy makers, forest managers, forest industry managers, researchers, auditors, and representatives from social and environmental NGOs involved in forest certification. The aim is to, over a period of 3-5 years, support a group of participants
from each country that together will support the development of a more sustainable and profitable forest sector. Applicants should have an appropriate academic background (minimum bachelor degree) and substantial experience from the forest sector. The selection of participants will to a large extent be based on the commitment of the participant's home organization.

The training will be conducted in English.
Participants must have proven proficiency in the English language in writing, reading and speaking.

Contents

The programme is divided into five interlinked modules supporting the objectives of the programme:
1. Sustainable Forest Management
2. Forest Certification
3. Standard Development
4. Marketing
5. Integration Forest-Industry-Market

Contact

Organisation

Svensk SkogsCertifiering AB

Name

SSC - Svensk SkogsCertifiering AB

Address

Rundelsgränd 3C
SE-753 12 Uppsala
Sweden

Telephone

+46 18 15 00 02

E-mail

klas.bengtsson@ssc-forestry.com

Fax no.

+46 18 15 00 03

Web

www.ssc-forestry.com