Forest Landscape Rehabilitation in the Mekong River Basin (FORMEB)

Research summary

The overall objective of the proposed project is the strengthening of the National University of Laos, Faculty of Forestry’s educational performance and enabling it to provide good professionals for improved management and the sustainable use of Lao PDR’s forest resources.

The project purpose is to support the Faculty of Forestry in terms of international collaboration, organization of joint teaching material production and education events, curriculum development, introduction of new teaching methods, and joint supervision of M.Sc. students research with the aim to provide good forestry professionals and academians for the forest sector of Lao PDR.

The proposed project is mainly implemented by (a) organising an intensive training events in Laos for forestry academians and professionals (especially trainers) in the field of forest landscape rehabilitation; (b) promoting the participation of NUoL young staff in intensive training activities organised by VITRI and the Dept. of Forest Sciences in Helsinki; and (c) by strengthening the institutional capacity building in the form of curriculum development, teaching material preparation and new tools for e-learning and networking and new equipments.


Research info

Research title
Forest Landscape Rehabilitation in the Mekong River Basin (FORMEB)

Research timeline
1.3.2013 - 1.12.2015

capacity building forestry FORMEB


Finland, Lao People's Democratic Republic

University of Helsinki
Department of Forest Sciences
Helsinki, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)

Project budget
200,000 - 500,000 euros

Head of research
Eshetu Yirdae

Research team
Eshetu Yirdaw, Professor Markku Kanninen, Adrian Monge Monge, Dipjoy Chakma

Faculty of Forestry, National University of Laos

Contact information
Dipjoy Chakma
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