Forest 21

12 September – Forest 21 Workshop featured on National news

FOREST21 is a joint project for strengthening capacity in South African higher education in forestry. The project is implemented in collaboration between five higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa that have forestry curricula or will start teaching forestry.

Nelson Mandela University, as one of the partners in the Forest21 initiative hosted a workshop from 5-8 September at the George Campus. The workshop aimed to:

  1. 1. Contextualize climate change, its implications for the forest industry and entrepreneurial opportunities towards improved sustainability.
  2. 2. Identify and document appropriate and viable Student Challenges that can inform revised academic curricula.
  3. 3. Further training of academics in Problem Based Learning, using draft Student Challenges..

The workshop brought together all participating institutions of the project and their students and presented an opportunity to engage with leading minds in the sector. The event was subsequently featured on national news and is available at

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