Presentations

SUMMIT VIDEO RECORDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
Opening Session
Alen Amirkhanian, Director, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
Jeanmarie Papelian, Executive Director, Armenia Tree Project

Opening Session
Nikol Pashinyan, RA Prime Minister 

Keynote Speaker
Anthony Davis, Interim Dean and Professor, College of Forestry, Oregon State University
Topic: Armenia’s Future and Forests (Download presentation)

Panel 1
Topic:
Key Challenges and Opportunities for Armenia to Protect and Increase its Forest Coverage: Institutional, Human, and Technical Aspects

Panel 2
Topic:
Rural Energy Demand, Poverty, and Forest Conservation: How to Make Progress on All Fronts

Panel 3
Topic:
Forestry-Sector Initiatives Supported by International Organizations: A Critical Overview of Impacts and Gaps

Panel 4
Topic:
Special Focus on Biodiversity Conservation including Invasive Species and the Challenges They Raise for Armenia’s Forests

Panel Session
Topic:
Financing Mechanisms for Forest Conservation, Restoration and Afforestation

Speaker
Dr. Omri Bonneh, Interim Chief Forester, KKL-JNF, Israel

Topic: Afforestation and Reforestation in Semi-Arid Landscapes – The Israeli Perspective (Download presentation)

Speaker
Mr. David Mathenge, Green Belt Movement, Kenya

Topic: Green Belt Movement and the Kenyan Forest Governance Success – Mobilizing Communities (Downloadpresentation)

Speaker
Dr. Maya Nehme, Executive Director, Lebanon Reforestation Initiative, Lebanon

Topic: Lebanese Reforestation Initiative: Success in Steering the Policy Sail (Download presentation)

Parallel Panel 1
Topic: The Role of the IT Sector and Technological Innovation in Forest Conservation and Restoration

Parallel Panel 2
Topic: Nurseries and Commercial Forestry – Prospects in Armenia

Parallel Panel 3 
Topic: Forest Fire Safety and Wildfire Management – Policy and Strategic Considerations

Closing Plenary and Key Takeaways
Alen Amirkhanian, Director, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
Jeanmarie Papelian, Executive Director, Armenia Tree Project

Forest Summit Fringe. Young Leaders Speak

 

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