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.

Seminar’s objectives

  • 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.