Following the sequence of events, there is a meeting of African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, in its 22nd session!
In this occassion, the Regional Africa Office for FAO (FAO-RAF) together with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) – Government of the Republic of South Africa invite IFSA members to join this event as observers to learn and give a voice to youth in this region.
This Commission, which meets every two years, is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis.

As observer during the event, the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) will send a delegation of its members to give support and empowerment to forestry student in the region, encouraging them to participate and raise their voice for the contribution of solving the prominent issues in the region. Most importantly IFSA will hold a one day pre-commission Youth workshop dubbed Young African Foresters Summit – YAFS on the 17th-November-2019 as a preparation to the commission; the YAFS will focus on discussing prospects and opportunities in forestry and Forest Education in Africa. Together with other side-sessions IFSA is organizing during the commission, we are looking forward to your meaningful engagement at the AFWC.

Once again, this is going to be a great opportunity and unique experience for interaction with professionals from different fields since FAO encourages wide participation of government officials from forestry and other sectors as well as representatives of international, regional and subregional organizations that deal with forest-related issues in the region, including NGOs, and the private sector.

Event Information

The event that will run from 18 November – 22 November 2019 will be in Skukuza Mpumalanga, South Africa and it will be available in two official FAO languages, English and French.
To be eligible as an IFSA Delegate, It is strictly required for one to be a member of an IFSA LC or an Associate member. Applications will be processed only if provided with a letter of support from the LC president. Please send such letter of support to [email protected]
Each participant has to cover their own costs (travel, accommodation and meals) and will receive a partial of full reimbursement/refunding to cover;
– travel expenses
– accommodation expenses

As we are a registered educational NGO (IFSA), all of our financial support for delegates is by reimbursement only, this means that participants need to keep all receipts of travel and accommodation expenses for further partial reimbursement. IFSA will work with successful applicants to secure accommodation, however, where this is not possible, successful applicants shall be requested to get their own accommodation and take a reimbursement from IFSA.

Please note that the financial support is unfortunately not enough to cover all the costs and delegates will ONLY receive full funding subject to their total expenses and at the discretion of IFSA. The reimbursement will take up to 2 weeks to process from the end of the event. The amount is subject to the discretion of the organizing committee.
Application deadline is 29th-October-2019
Contacts and Extra Information
FAO Regional Office for Africa:
http://www.fao.org/africa/about/en/

Regional perspectives:
http://www.fao.org/africa/perspectives/en/

IFSA contact person:
Head of FAO Sub Commission ([email protected])

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