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George Campus

08/07/2015

The much anticipated Forestry Indaba, which the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will be hosting with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (George Campus) from 13 to 15 July, will bring together a range of stakeholders from the forestry and related industries.  

The three-day event, which forms part of the run-up to the World Forestry Congress (WFC) scheduled for September this year, will feature the same theme and subthemes as the WFC. The event will be held under the theme “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future”.

It will also include exhibitions by industry and related stakeholders, as well as a special focus on the youth, aimed at capturing the inputs and contributions from senior students and young academics through a dynamic interactive process – a youth café/dialogue on the second day of the Indaba.

Join in the engagement on Twitter #ForestryIndaba2015 for the Forestry Indaba and #Forests2015 for the WFC. Visit the NMMU George website http://georgecampus.nmmu.ac.za ) for more details on the Indaba. Visit the XIV World Forestry Congress website at www.wfc.org.za to see information about and register to attend the XIV World Forestry Congress.

The sub-themes that will be explored under the overarching theme of the WFC are:

·         Forests for socio-economic development and food security;

·         Building resilience with forests;

·         Integrating forests and other land-use;

·         Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade;

·         Monitoring forests for better decision making;

·         Improving governance by building capacity;

·         Transformation, and  

·         Youth

 

 

DAFF

 

NMMU

Sponsors

Mr. T. Mathiane

(012) 309-5712

TebogoMAT@daff.gov.za

 

Mr Martin Loubser

(044) 801 5016

Martin.loubser@nmmu.ac.za

 

 

Programme of presentations

Mr. J.J. Bester

(012) 309 5767

JohanBE@daff.gov.za   

Prof. Josh Louw

(044) 801 5019

josua.louw@nmmu.ac.za

 

Exhibitors

Ms. Gugu Vabaza

(012) 319 6650

GuguG@daff.gov.za

Ms .Sonia Roets

(044) 801 5091

Sonia.roets@nmmu.ac.za

 

Accommodation (on campus)

Ms. Rosita Kuschke

(044) 801 5016

Rosita.kuschke@nmmu.ac.za

 

General enquiries

 

 

 

 

Ms. Portia Mabuse

(012) 319 7833

PortiaMab@daff.gov.za

 

Ms. Jamela Nkanyane

(012) 319 6903

082 346 9781

JamelaN@daff.gov.za

Ms. Alet van Tonder

(044) 801 5098

082 578 8050

Alet.vantonder@nmmu.ac.za

 

 

 

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098
alet.vantonder@mandela.ac.za