The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) and the 28th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) will be jointly organized and hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The event will be held in Songdo ConvensiA Convention Center, Incheon, the Republic of Korea, 17-21 June 2019.
APFW 2019 will be one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019. APFW 2019 will be the fourth Asia-Pacific Forestry Week following events held in Hanoi, Viet Nam in April 2008, Beijing, China in November 2011, and Pampanga, the Philippines in February 2016. APFW 2019 will comprise various workshops, seminars, and other partner events organized along five streams. The Week will provide a venue for a multitude of forestry practitioners across the region to discuss and share views on the most pressing challenges in the forestry sector.APFW 2019 will be supported by various partners and collaborators including governments, NGOs, researchers, academia, and the private sector.
The Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) is one of the six regional forestry commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. FAO encourages wide participation of government officials from forestry and other sectors as well as representatives of international, regional and sub-regional organizations that deal with forest-related issues in the region, including NGOs, academia, and the private sector.