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Dr. Ernest Foli appointed as one of the Experts, Eminent Scientists to Draft Report on Sustainable Development Ahead of Global Review Set for 2019

Dr. Ernest G. Foli, a Principal Research Scientist at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana has been appointed as one of the experts, eminent Scientist to draft report on Sustainable Development Ahead of Global Review Set for 2019.

Before leaving Office former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed 15 eminent scientists and experts to draft the Global Sustainable Development Report. The Report is a key component of the mechanism to follow up and review progress on the recently agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana promotes biodiversity conservation

The Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) has launched a strategic plan to promote efficient management of the nation’s natural forests and biodiversity conservation. The Director of the Institute, Dr Daniel Aniagyei Ofori, said the other goals of the plan included developing technologies for plantation forestry and the mobilisation, generation, processing and dissemination of information critical to the management of the forest resources. These ties in with the effort to position FORIG as a leading research institution to strengthen its contribution to the protection of the forest and its resources.The formal launch of the plan coincided with the annual review meeting held with key stakeholders of the Institute at Fumesua near Kumasi. “Making forestry research relevant to end users” was the theme chosen for the three-day meeting.

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Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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