The journey to be a forester

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This presentation by Tint Lwin Thaung given during the Forests Asia Summit in the learning event "Forestry education and research in Asia: Reality, challenges and the way forward" shows the realities of being a forester, the challenges, the way forward and how RECOFTC compliments to mainstream forestry education.

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The journey to be a forester

  1. 1. The journey to be a forester Tint 5th May 2014 Forest Asia Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. 2. Reality • My Choice • No Girlfriend in Forestry • We are policemen (Doer rather than thinker)
  3. 3. Challenges • Forestry for learning or living • Jobs between • Professionalism and corruption
  4. 4. Way Forward • Do you have a MBA? • We are one of them • Be innovative but SFM is always fundamental • Nothing is permanent
  5. 5. How RECOFTC compliments to mainstream forestry education • Need assessment and experiential learning • Action research and evidence based curriculum • Reaching Forestry Education to local people who are entry points • Interactive way (adult learning) • Evaluation and Follow up (Alumni network) • Policy brief, study tours, action learning, guidelines, manuals, success stories, lessons learned, advisory
  6. 6. Demanding skills for future foresters • Multi-stakeholders engagement • Participatory process • Conflict transformation • Business vision and vocational skills • Leadership (President with Forestry background) • Development Forestry
  7. 7. Thank You

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