The Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education is cordially inviting participation in the virtual launch of “Building a successful forestry career in Africa: inspirational stories and opportunities” taking place on 12th August 2021 at 12:00 GMT, via Zoom.
The Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education has been working on the Young African Forestry Professionals Publication project (YAFP) since April 2020. The project is coming to an end with the publishing of a book titled: Building a Successful Forestry Career in Africa: Inspirational Stories and Opportunities. The book will be available freely in PDF and a few hard copies that have been printed, thanks to the generous support of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC).
In 2020 the Young African Forestry Professionals Publication Project (YAFP) with the overall goal to motivate and inspire young people to pursue forest-related studies and careers in Africa by showcasing career options and young African role models working in forest-related fields was created. Now its new book is going to be launched. It features 23 inspiring stories from aspiring and established forestry professionals from 12 countries from Africa, information on tertiary institutions in Africa offering forest-related degree programmes, forest-related networking organisations, tips on obtaining scholarships and potential forest-related career choices.