First National Forestry Conference: Second announcement and call for abstracts

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:38
Date: Tue, 2014-09-16 - Thu, 2014-09-18
CSIR-FORIG Campus, Fumesua

The Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development

The overall goal of the conference is to highlight the role of forests and woodlands on livelihoods, environmental management and economic development in the country and the expected future contribution in the light of current challenges. This conference is being held to commemorate 100 years of forestry practice and 50 years of forestry research in Ghana.

Thematic Areas

  • Forests, Water and Climate Change
  • Forests, Food Security and Livelihoods
  • Forest Policy, Governance and Education
  • Forest Products Utilization and Trade
  • Natural Forest, Wildlife and Plantation Management

The conference is being organized jointly by the Forestry Commission (FC), CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), College of Agriculture Natural Resources (CANR), KNUST and Tropenbos International Ghana with support from Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovations (MESTI), Ghana Timber Millers Organisation (GTMO), Ghana Timber Association (GTA) and Furniture and Wood Workers Association of Ghana (FAWAG).

Deadline for registration to participate in the conference is 31 July 2014.

Call For Abstracts
Abstracts should include:
Full names, addresses of authors and email address of corresponding author. Abstract should relate to one of the thematic areas of the conference. Please indicate in the message accompanying the abstract whether you would prefer either oral or poster presentation and the thematic area that is closely related to the topic of your abstract.


  • Submission of Abstracts: 31 May 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: 2 July 2014
  • Registration: 31 July 2014.

Submission of Abstracts

Please send your abstract of not more than 350 words to the following:
Chair, Conference Scientific Committee
Fax:+233 3220 60121

Contact info
Attachment Size
forig conference poster 2014_new.pdf 294.16 KB
Funding bodies
CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Forestry Commission, Tropenbos International Ghana, College of Agriculture Natural Resources