Forestry Higher Education Cooperation between Laos and Finland (FoLAFI)

Research summary

Objective: The overall objective of the FoLAFI project is to enhance capabilities of young forestry professionals in improved-management and sustainable use of Laos’s forest resources. This objective will be mainly achieved by –

1. Students and teachers exchange between FoF (NUoL) and VITRI (UH). The plan is to carry out 4 incoming and 2 outgoing student exchanges, and 4 incoming and 2 outgoing teacher exchanges.
2. Intensive course at FoF, NUoL and workshop to disseminate the result of intensive course. The topic of the course will be “Small holder teak management in South-East Asia”, where participants from NUoL, VITRI, Svannakhet University and other countries in the region (e.g. Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar) will participate. The result of the course will be disseminated in a public workshop in Laos, where different organization working on “small holder teak management” will present their results as well.
3. Promoting south-south cooperation. To widen the existing cooperation between national and regional HEIs in forestry and related fields, inter alia, by inviting representatives of those institutions to participate in the intensive course.


Research info

Research title
Forestry Higher Education Cooperation between Laos and Finland (FoLAFI)

Research timeline
1.7.2014 - 1.12.2015

cooperation Exchange forestry


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
0 - 200,000 euros

Head of research
Professor Markku Kanninen

Research team
Professor Markku Kanninen, Dipjoy Chakma

National University of Laos, Savannakhet University

Contact information
Dipjoy Chakma
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