On April 12-16, 2010, MegaFlorestais, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service International Programs and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), hosted its first Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders seminar. Eighteen participants from 7 countries (Brazil, Canada, China, DRC, Indonesia, Russia, and the US) participated in the event.
- Engage the next generation of leaders in the public forest service, as well as other governmental agencies that deal with forest landscapes, in a dialogue that is informative, thought-provoking, problem-solving and mutually enriching.
- Support the development of future leaders who are better prepared to deal with the increasingly complex challenges to forest management.
- Promote a robust, free, and open discussion about the global connectivity of land management issues, leading to stronger collaboration, closer networks, and a more intense exchange among these new leaders.
- Establish an annual internationally-recognized forum for forestry officers and other professionals in to gain from and engage in cutting-edge analysis and experience sharing with the renowned thinkers and analysts of forest-governance issues.
- Forest Agencies in Transition – Andy White, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Transformation of the Forest Sector – Sten Nilsson, IIASA
- State Forest Management: Pennsylvania – Jim Grace, DCNR
- Forest Tenure and Governance Reforms: Impacts and Implications for Forest Agencies – Andy White, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Collective Forest Tenure Reform in China: Outcomes and Analysis of Performance – Xu Jintao, Peking University
- Indigenous Peoples in Latin America: Identity and Territory – Omaira Bolaños, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Forest Tenure Reform: Considerations for design and implementation – Jeffrey Hatcher, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Crafting the Next Generation of Forest Regulations – Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative
- State Trust Land Management and Forest Regulation in Montana – Bob Harrington, U.S. Department of Natural Resources and Conservation