Meet our Peruvian PhD student working on international forest policy

My name is Fredy Polo and I have started working as a Research Associate at the Tropical Forest Chair of the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products from 1 April 2021. As part of this position I will join the newly constituted Research Group “International Forest Governance and Multilateralism” to work under the supervisionContinue reading “Meet our Peruvian PhD student working on international forest policy”

Discussing “Global Perspectives on Forests” at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden

October 1st 2020 was an exceptional day for the institute. First of all, we transitioned from the 27-year leadership of Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch to Prof. Lukas Gießen. Our institute also changed its name to: “Chair of Tropical and International Forestry”. Second of all, we manifested one of our institute’s core philosophies – collective action –Continue reading “Discussing “Global Perspectives on Forests” at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden”

Tropical Forestry Team at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden

Current students, alumni, current and former staff members associated with the Chair of Tropical Forestry will contribute to the Panel Discussion entitled “Global Perspectives on Forests” on Thursday, October 1, 2020 starting at 6 PM in Dresden. The panel discussion servers as the opening of the annual Political Art Days Festival in Dresden, which inContinue reading “Tropical Forestry Team at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden”

Experiences and lessons learned from GLF Bonn 2020 virtual conference

On 3-5 June 2020, Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Bonn 2020 took place online. Two of our MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry students, Mariela Yapu Alcázar (from Bolivia) and Npoagne Issahaku Tawanbu (from Ghana), participated in the conference. Here they shared their experiences and key takeaways.

Back in Ecuador: Collective action to face the COVID crisis

Upon my graduation from the M.Sc. Tropical Forestry on January 2020 I started to get ready to go back home. By the beginning of March, my plan was to stay in Europe for a couple more weeks, spending some time with people that I would not meet soon. But when the Ecuadorian government announced theContinue reading “Back in Ecuador: Collective action to face the COVID crisis”