New APFNet centre for young scholars boosts regional forestry science and technology cooperation
The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) Centre for young scholars is now open. 
In 2019, the Sino-ASEAN Network of Forestry Research Institutes (SANFRI), initiated by APFNet, launched a Visiting Scholar Programme at the Yunnan Academy of Forestry and Grasslands, hosting ten scholars from four ASEAN economies to conduct research programmes in Yunnan.
Co-constructed by APFNet and the Yunnan Academy of Forestry and Grasslands, the Centre will provide excellent learning and research facilities; and accommodation for young forestry scholars in the Asia-Pacific region. The Centre is located at the Yunnan Academy and includes offices, a library, multimedia auditoria and guest rooms.

In response to the impact of COVID-19, APFNet and the Yunnan Academy launched an initiative to upgrade the Centre, which was successfully completed in eight months.


The Centre can now offer better support for the SANFRI Visiting Scholar Programme, boosting cooperation, innovation and skills among outstanding young students to address emerging research needs in forest science and technology.