Protecting Forests for Sustainable Livelihoods webinar

29 Jun
June 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
FAO North America

The Food & Agricultural Organization of North America and the National Geographic Society will hold a Protecting Forests for Sustainable Livelihoods virtual film screening and roundtable focusing on how the global community can protect forests in order to sustain livelihoods on June 30th at 10 am EDT.

The session will explore challenges and solutions in balancing conservation goals with local needs and global demands for forest resources. A screening of a short film, How Sustainable Plantations Help Save Uganda’s Decimated Forests, produced by James Thomson, will precede the discussion.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO North America
  • James Thomson, Director, MELT FILMS
  • Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative
  • Mette Wilkie, Director, Forestry Policy & Resources Division, FAO
  • Huma Khan, Global Communications Lead for Forests, WWF International
  • Alex Kyabawampi, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Programme Manager, The New Forests Company, Uganda
  • Vanessa Serrao, Executive Producer, National Geographic Society (Moderator)


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