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Champion of Asia-Pacific Forests
Champion of Asia-Pacific Forests
This award honors individuals for their vision, exemplary leadership and action in promoting sustainable forest management in the Asia-Pacific region.  The award aims to inspire others, especially young people, to pursue their own actions for the benefit of forests and people in the region.   
Launched in 2011 at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) in Beijing, China, three Champions of Asia-Pacific Forests have so far been recognized for their outstanding contributions to advancing sustainable forest management in the region, particularly in ways that have benefited the poor and marginalized people and incorporated traditional knowledge into scientific or government-assisted initiatives.

Nominate your candidates here. Read the Terms and Conditions.
Find more information here.
Deadline: 25 April 2019

Join the creative contests
Feeling creative? Show us how this year’s APFW theme, Forests for Peace and Well-being, inspires you through the APFW 2019 Creative Contests. Photo, artistic poster and video entries are welcome. Enter your submission by 25 April 2019

Winners will receive a travel sponsorship to participate in the APFW 2019 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 17-21 June 2019 as well as special recognition during an APFW plenary session. For inquiries, please contact
Showcase your photography skills at the APFW 2019 photo contest. Let your photographs tell us how forests play an important role in building peace and enhancing well-being.

Submit your photo entries here.
Mechanics and Terms and Conditions
Artistic Poster
Take us to your peaceful forest with your digital or hand drawings. Depict through your creative perspective how and why forests promote peace and well-being.

Submit your artistic poster entries here.
Mechanics and Terms and Conditions
Create a 1-3 minute video that celebrates the positive dimensions of forests in the Asia-Pacific region.

Submit your video entries here.
Mechanics and Terms and Conditions
Call for events
Don’t forget, there’s still time to organize an event at APFW2019. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of one of the biggest and most important forestry events of the Asia-Pacific region for the year. Register here to organize an event at APFW 2019 (open until 26 April 2019).  

If you’ve submitted an event but are yet to receive confirmation, please contact us at


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Korea Forest Service (KFS), the Incheon Metropolitan City and partners invite people  who are interested in and committed to sustainable forest management in Asia and the Pacific to come together for the APFW 2019 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea from 17 to 21 June 2019.  It is expected to be one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the region in 2019. APFW 2019: Forests for Peace and Well-being seeks to encourage participants to chart new pathways that guide the development of forestry into the future.

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