Forests in Women’s Hands

12-14 April 2021. Online and in person at WALDCAMPUS Austria, Traunkirchen.

Photo: IUFRO

Connecting women in forestry is the central theme of the international networking event, International Conference on Women in Forestry, hosted by the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW), together with Forstfrauen, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA).

Women’s forestry networks such as Austria’s Forstfrauen and similar networks in Germany, the Nordic countries, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and other countries are already connecting female forest owners and professionals and creating opportunities for women in forestry. The conference will provide an occasion to share about the networks that you are already familiar with, and to discover new ones.

At the conference forest owners, practitioners, decision makers, and academics will address questions such as: Why and for whom is gender equality important? What enables or prevents gender equality from being achieved in society and organizations? What determines if interventions contribute to achieving goals?

If you would like to present a women’s network or a relevant initiative connected to gender equality in forestry at the Information Market during the conference, please contact:

Register for the conference here: Registration & Accommodation – Forstfrauen

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The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU.