Providing specialized training in forest planning

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 programme activities foresee the need and include provision for human resource development in terms of specialization ( [eg] the use of remote-sensing, mapping and statistical modelling), training, technology transfer, fellowships and field demonstrations.

Agenda 21 recommends:< (a) establishing and/or strengthening institutions for forest education and training, as well as forestry industries, so as to develop an adequate cadre of trained and skilled staff at the professional, technical and vocational levels, with emphasis on youth and women.

(b) launching graduate and post-graduate degree, specialization and research programmes;< (c) providing specialized training in planning, management, environmental conservation, biotechnology, etc;< (d) developing specialized skills required to implement the programme, including establishing special training facilities at all levels;< (e) supporting local organizations, communities, non-governmental organizations and private land owners, in particular women, youth, farmers and indigenous people/shifting cultivators, through extension and provision of inputs and training.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 15: Life on Land