Outline of the Award
The CFA is committed to supporting the
professional development of young foresters. It does this in several
ways; the involvement of young people on the Governing Council of the CFA, the
establishment of the Young Scientist Publication Award, assistance with
writing scientific papers, publication of news and information in the CFA
newsletter of relevance to young foresters, and perhaps most clearly through
the Young Forester Award.
The Young Forester Award is designed to
support the professional development of foresters below 35 years of age through the provision of
a short-term work placement in a country other than their own and consists of
a designated placement combined with a
bursary of between £1000 and £1500 to cover a stay of between three-
and six-months (depending on the placement selected) with established and
renowned forestry organisations in order to meet their professional interest.
The hosts might be major timber companies, research organisations or NGOs but
they all share the desire to support the development of the next generation of
Young Forester Award 2009
We are pleased to announce that the hosts for two awards in 2009 will be
the Uganda Sawlog Production Grant Scheme who
share with CFA the desire to support the development of the next
generation of foresters. Sawlog Production
Grant Scheme (SPGS) is a joint European Union and Government of
Norway-funded programme that supports private sector investment in
commercial timber production in Uganda. SPGS started in 2004 and in just
six years has supported the establishment of over 16,000 hectares of
commercial timber plantations throughout the country: this includes
small community-based tree planting organizations up to large-scale
www.sawlog.ug for more.
Successful applicants will
work with SPGS in at least one of the following areas:
Training in basic
plantation and small business (i.e. contactor) skills.
planters need better advice/support with Management Plans – re. business
planning and environmental & social issues.
PR to raise profile
of project’s objectives – at decision-maker level and with the general public.
initiative (for tree planting) needs to be expanded and re-designed.
Research: this area
will be significantly expanded to include introducing a demo modernized (i.e.
containerized) nursery; countrywide species trials; market research.
Applicants will be expected to have experience in
at least one of the above areas in order to be able to contribute to SPGS's
here to download the Application
Closing date for applications has been extended
to 31st December 09.
PLEASE NOTE: The Young Forester Award is
restricted to CFA members (applicants must have taken out an
individual membership to qualify for application, i.e. membership via
subscribing organisations or national forestry associations does not entitle
application for the YFA).