Starting from the IFSA network with local committees (LC’s) in 120+ Universities in 50+ countries; lecturers, deans and professors will be contacted by local IFSA students and asked to have as many students as possible from their courses take part in the online survey. In addition, the networks of EFI and IUFRO among office holders and forest faculties will also be contacted. Thus, using chain / snowball sampling.
The survey will be conducted online (SurveyGizmo) between June and October 2020.
The survey is be designed in English in a mostly quantitative fashion. To be able to reach students from as many institutions as possible and all grades, translations of the survey in key languages (i.e. Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese) shall be prepared.
The EFI-IFSA-IUFRO “Global student networking and green jobs in the forest sector” project is coordinating its efforts with the complementary Global Forest Education Project (more formally entitled “Creation of a Global Forest Education Platform and Launch of a Joint Initiative under the Aegis of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests”), which is led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The FAO-ITTO-IUFRO project is also funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). The topics of forest education and forest employment are closely connected. The complementary FAO-ITTO-IUFRO’s global survey on forest education shall deliver in-depth insights into forest education aspects. Your support in also completing that complementary survey is highly appreciated.
More information: http://www.fao.org/forestry/forest-education/en/