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WoodCluster progress on teaching component: Conceptualization of Training of Trainers

The WoodCluster project deliverables consist of two components: Research and Teaching. One of the outputs in the Teaching component is the “Training of Trainers” module. The following reports the progress, the process of which integrates recent empirical research and expertise…

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Welcoming Dr. Menfese – a guest scientist from Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Dr. Menfese Tadesse and currently I am a guest scientist at the Chair of Tropical Forestry. I am a staff member of Hawassa University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Ethiopia. I am involved…

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Diagnosing on-farm wood production through MSc research in Southern Ethiopia

I am Bonsa Fentale, an MSc student at the department of Agroforestry and Soil Management in Wondo Genet College of Forestry & Natural Resources of Hawassa University, Ethiopia. My research aims at diagnosing the current state of wood production in…

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Challenging the common stereotypes: Teaching with role plays

Recently, some of our doctoral and one master students from the institute of Tropical Forestry,  pitched in with the teaching of the German Forest Sciences Bachelor program in a module called “Social Competence”. Representing Colombia, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Indonesia, the…

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Small-scale wood enterprises: MSc field work in Ethiopia

My name is Alexander Koch and I am a Master of Science student at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Here I study “Biological Resources”, which is a program that aims at studying the sustainable development of the Bio-Economy. Since…

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Forestry cooperatives for smallholders – Field research experience in Ethiopia

“Selam!” (‘hello’ in Amharic). I am Kendisha, a PhD student from Indonesia and a research assistant of the WoodCluster project. After participating at the WoodCluster Field School end of July, I remained in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia, to carry out the…

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