Conference Agenda

Day 1 (October 24) Session II:

Sustainable Forest Management Using Forest Early Warning Systems and Satellite technology

Moderator: Dr. Hideyuki Kubo, Chief Advisor, IJ-REDD Project

Key Presentations and Q & A
Topic Presenter/Moderator
Deforestation Detection Activities @ IBAMA Brazil for Law Enforcement Dr. Edson Eyji Sano, Chief, Remote Sensing Center, Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)
Improving Forest Governance in Gabon through the Development of a Monitoring System of Forest Concessions Mr. Simplice Nteme, Director General of Forestry, Ministry of Forestry, Sea and Environment, Gabon
Overview of REDD-plus Mandates under the UNFCCC and Role of Forest Monitoring using Satellite Technology Ms. Jenny Wong Lai Ping, Programme Officer, Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat
Global Forest Watch: Forest Monitoring Designed for Action Ms. Rachael Petersen, Acting Director, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute
Q & A and Discussion
Panel Discussion: Improving Forest Governance using Forest Early Warning Systems and Satellite Technologies

Objectives: By reviewing previous session, add more cases to emphasize the need of improvement of forest governance and necessity of more strategic introduction and utilization of satellite technology, and present way forward to the Day 2 sessions.


1) Mr. Gervais Ludovic Itsoua Madzous, Deputy Executive Secretary/Technical Coordinator, Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC)

2) Mr. John James Leigh Vetter, Executive Director, National Forest and Wildlife Service, Peru

3) Mr. Julian Fox, Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO

4) Dr. Aya Uraguchi, Senior Manager, Policy and Partnership Development, CI Japan

5) Mr. Hiroshi Nakata, JICA Senior Advisor