EAWLS Executive Director, Julius Kamau, represented the Society at the Forestry Society of Kenya’s (FSK) 11th annual conference held from 28 to 30 September in Eldoret, Kenya.
The conference, whose theme was “Contribution of Forestry Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)” was attended by stakeholders in the forest sector and provided valuable networking opportunities and a chance for meaningful discussions on what was being done to facilitate achievement of Goal 15 of the SDGs. [Goal 15 aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and stop loss of biodiversity over the next 15 years].
During the three-day conference, participants shared experiences and perspectives on how to strengthen actions to promote the achievement of SDGs. Research papers, case studies and other presentations were made at the conference.
FSK also launched its Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and held elections to choose members of the executive office.
FSK was created to be a forum for discussion among professional foresters and other persons interested in forests and environmental conservation. The society also offers a platform for foresters to share their experiences and trends in the profession.