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1 Daily Programme Indian Forest Officers Mid Career Training Foreign Module in Finland and Russia March 21 April 4, 2010 Sunday, March 21 Flight Lufthansa :50 Arrival in Helsinki Prof. Paavo Pelkonen, School of Forest Sciences, UEF Ms. Maija Horttanainen, Course Assistant, Centre for International Relations, UEF Accommodation at Sokos Hotel Vantaa Address: Hertaksentie 2, Vantaa 18:00 Welcome dinner at the hotel Prof. Paavo Pelkonen Prof. Liisa Tahvanainen, Director, Centre for International Relations, UEF Prof. Olli Saastamoinen, School of Forest Sciences, UEF Ms. Maija Horttanainen Monday, March 22 8:30 Departure to Forestry Development Centre TAPIO by bus 9:00 Finland s Forest Policy Dr. Tatu Torniainen, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Forest resources and Forestry in Finland - Forest policy - National Forest Programme Coffee break 11:00 Private Forestry in Finland Director General Ritva Toivonen, FDC TAPIO 13:00 Lunch break - Introduction to private forestry (Organizations and services) - Implementation of National Forestry Programme targets in private forestry - Wood production and round wood markets - Future development and trends of private forestry and land tenure in Finland and globally

2 14:00 Safeguarding Biodiversity in private forests Expert in certification and nature management tasks in private forestry, Timo Soininen, FDC Tapio Break 17:00 End of day - Nature management in commercial used forests - METSO-programme - Forest Certification Forest inventory and management planning in private forestry Systems Expert Raisa Sell, FDC Tapio E-services for forest owners Expert on Consulting Suvi Karjula, FDC Tapio Tuesday, March 23 9:00 Metsähallitus The Finnish Forest and Park Service Dr. Jyrki Kangas, Director General, Metsähallitus Conference room at Sokos Hotel Vantaa - A brief introduction - Organization - Operating philosophy - Operational targets - European perspective Lunch break 13:00 Departure by bus to Joensuu 17:00 Visit to an eco-tourism farm, Tertti Manor, in Mikkeli Introduction to the farm and eco-tourism Dinner 22:00 Arrival in Joensuu Accommodation at the hotel Cumulus

3 Wednesday, March 24 8:40 Departure for the course centre by foot accompanied by Ms. Horttanainen Address of the course centre: Kauppakatu 34 9:00 Governance and management of forests in changing societies - Global perspectives - European views - National and regional aspects including rural development 11:00 Understanding the complexity of forest conflicts Dr. David Gritten, School of Forest Sciences, UEF - The relationships of stakeholders - The role of forest ethics in facilitating resolution 13:00 Assignment: Evaluation of the Nordic and European National Forest Programmes Prof. Pelkonen - Introduction to the topic - Group work - Discussion and summary Thursday, March 25 9:00 The challenges of economic, environmental and labor policies in Finland Dr. Tarja Cronberg, former Minister of Labour - Economic development and labour policy - Environmental policy and forest sector development - Government s support for industrial development 11:00 Importance of the forest-based sector in the Finnish society - Development of forest-based sector - Structural changes - Global challenges

4 13:00 Field excursion Mr. Klaus Yrjönen, Forestry Development Centre TAPIO Private forestry in practice: Visit to Regional Forestry Centre Presentation of the North Karelian Forestry Centre Director Kyösti Hassinen Use of forest bioenergy in Eno, cooperative and heating central Project Leader Urpo Hassinen - Field visit 19:00 Evening hosted by Wenet - Wood Energy Network of Eastern Finland Possibility to meet representatives from companies Friday, March 26 9:00 Biodiversity management in Finnish forestry Prof. Jari Kouki, School of Forest Sciences, UEF - Forestry and biodiversity management - Degradation of the forest habitats - The Forest Biodiversity Programme - The EU and biodiversity management 10:30 Forests in European and Finnish climate policy Prof. Jari Parviainen, The Finnish Forest Research Institute 12:30 Lunch break - What is certification basic terms - Current situation in the world - Finnish Forest Certification System (FFCS) - Comparison PEFC/FSC - Future perspectives 13:30 Field excursion Mr. Klaus Yrjönen, Forestry Development Centre TAPIO Private forestry in practice: Visit to North Karelian Forest Owners Association Presentation of the Association and its services Managing Director Ari Karhapää

5 Coffee served at Hotel Julie Visit to a thinning site and meeting with a forest owner Saturday, March 27 9:00 Economic valuation of forest products and services & financing sustainable forest management Dr. Jukka Matero, School of Forest Sciences, UEF - Multiple uses of forests - Innovative financing and incentives for SFM - Design of payments for environmental services (PES) - The Finnish case 11:00 Assignment: Evaluation of the financial instruments in the Nordic National Forest Programmes Dr. Matero 13:00 An internet-based decision support application (Mesta) for participatory strategiclevel natural resources planning Prof. Mikko Kurttila, The Finnish Forest Research Institute - Participatory approach in decision making - Planning and strategy - Introduction to Mesta software 14:00-16:00 Exercises related to the Mesta Prof. Kurttila Dr. Matero Case: Strategy alternatives for Metsähallitus 16:00 Winter activities organized by Metsäylioppilaat, the students association at the School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland

6 Sunday, March 28 Notice! Summertime / Daylight savings time starts! Please turn your clock one hour ahead! 8:30 Departure by bus from the hotel 9:30 Introduction to National Parks, park management and nature conservation policy Ms. Tuuli Tikkamäki, The Finnish Forest and Park Service Meeting room at Hotel Koli 11:00 Visit to the Koli National Park 13:00 Panel discussion, interactive session between the students and specialists Dr. Cronberg Prof. Tahvanainen Prof. Pelkonen 16:00 Departure to the village of Vuonislahti via Ice Road over the Lake Pielinen Dinner at Herranniemi Sauna 20:00 Departure to Joensuu 21:00 Arrival at the hotel Monday, March 29 9:00 Introduction to the Finnish Innovation Policy: A Special Emphasis to Forest Sector Dr. Cronberg - The Innovation strategy of Finland - The role of expertise centres for the regional development - Public-private partnership - European union

7 13:00 Perspectives of Global Forest Industries Dr. Heikki Hassi, SciTech-Service Oy Ltd - Market development - Production in the new regions - Technological development 15:00 Sustainable development and new innovations Dr. Timo Hokkanen, North-Karelia Biosphere Reserve - Introduction to EU Rok-For project - Project management - Introduction to the Biosphere Reserve - A new concept for tourism - Sustainable development and lead market initiative Tuesday, March 30 9:00 Futures research and opportunities of the forest-based sector Dr. Anssi Niskanen, School of Forest Sciences, UEF - New challenges of the forest-based sector - Social and technological innovations - Value chain analysis 13:00 How to support innovations in the forest-based sector? Dr. Niskanen - Introduction to the topic - Group exercise - Synthesis and discussion Evening programme by Metsäylioppilaat Wednesday, March 31 8:30 Visit to the European Forest Institute 10:00 Forest Technology Platform Dr. Sari Pitkänen, Secretary General of International Partnership for Forestry Education (IPFE)

8 11:00 International Education for the Development of Sustainable Forestry Prof. Tahvanainen - Higher education policy in Finland - Internationalisation in the UEF - Erasmus Mundus - CBU 13:00 Bioenergy a new challenge for forestry Prof. Lauri Sikanen, School of Forest Sciences, UEF - Bioenergy development in the EU - The Finnish strategy for wood based energy - Bioenergy for regional economy - Practical examples 14:30 Visit to the Finnish Forest Research Institute 15:45 Concluding summary Prof. Pelkonen 16:15 Panel discussion, interactive session between the students and specialists 19:00 Farewell Dinner Thursday, April 1 8:00 Departure by bus to Imatra 10:00 Arrival in Imatra Excursion to the Stora Enso pulp and paper mills Mr. Jorma Ignatius 11:30 Lunch break 12:30 Finnish - Russian Forestry Sector Cooperation in enhancing Sustainable Forest Management. Construction of an efficient Forest Roads Network in Finland. Expert on Forest & Environmental Consulting Bjarne Häggman, FDC Tapio 13:30 Departure by bus to St. Petersburg 19:00 Estimated arrival in St. Petersburg Accommodation at the Hotel Park Inn Pulkovskaya Address: Moskovsky Avenue, St. Petersburg

9 Friday, April 2 9:30 Arrival at Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy (SPb FTA) Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy 206 years of forest education and science Dr. Olga Shaytarova, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy Forest recourses and forestry in Russia Dr. Eugeny Kuznetsov, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy - Forest policy, certification, forest fires, forest industry, forest ownership, recreation use of forests Visit to FTA museums of Entomology and Hunting 13:00 Fieldtrip: Lindulovskaya larch forest founded by Peter the Great (UNESCO Heritage) 18:00 Estimated arrival in St. Petersburg Saturday, April 3 9:30 Cultural programme: sightseeing city tour 14:00 Departure for Helsinki 21:00 Estimated arrival in Helsinki Accommodation at the Sokos Hotel Vantaa Sunday, April 4 07:15 Departure Flight Lufthansa 3109

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