Programme: Day 3

Friday 26 February 2021, 12:00 – 16:55 (UTC)

Note: all timings are in UK time (UTC). The exact timings and order may change slightly as more details are confirmed. Please visit these pages for up-to-date programme information. 

Welcome to Day 3 

12:00 – 12:05
Professor Alexandre Antonelli – Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 

Session 6: Monitoring and new technologies  

Presentations and panel Q&A  

Chair: Dr Justin F. Moat – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

12:05 – 12:10
Welcome to session 6 

12:10 – 12:25
Dr Stephen D. Elliott – Forest Restoration Research Unit, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 

Seven technological priorities for automating the restoration of tropical forest ecosystems 

12:25 – 12:35
Jenny J. Williams – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Identifying and assessing potential areas for post-fire reforestation in Madagascar using drones 

12:35 – 12:45
Dr Roeland Kindt – World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), Kenya
The TREEs knowledge platform: A collection of interlinked databases, maps, guidelines, R packages and other decision-support tools to guide planting of the 'right tree in the right place for the right purpose' 

12:45 – 12:55
Kirsty Shaw – Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kenya

Tools to support forest restoration: Ensuring biodiversity is a core component

12:55 – 13:05
Dr Frank van Schoubroeck – DIBcoop &, The Netherlands  

Geodata combined with an agroforestry model enable practitioners to quantify the development impact of improving tree genetics in Ethiopia 

13:05 – 13:30
Panel Q&A 

13:30 – 14:00
Short break and film: Future treescapes

Session 7: Seed supply chain and seed use  

Presentations and panel Q&A 

Chair: Dr Elinor Breman – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

14:00 – 14:05
Welcome to session 7 

14:05 – 14:20
Professor Kingsley W. Dixon & Dr Simone Pedrini – Curtin University, Australia
Making seed matter in reforestation and the role of International Standards 

14:20 – 14:30
Dr Sammy Carsan – World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Kenya 

Native tree seed supply bottlenecks in Africa’s restoration projects 

14:30 – 14:40
Dr Kiros M. Hadgu – World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Ethiopia 

Forest-landscape restoration successes and challenges: Experiences from provision of adequate tree seed portfolios project in Ethiopia 

14:40 – 14:50
Mr Solofo E. Rakotoarisoa – Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre, Madagascar 

Deforestation and plant genetic resources conservation through seed banking in Madagascar 

14:50 – 15:00
Dr Kayri Havens – Chicago Botanic Garden, USA 

Sourcing native seed in the United States 

15:00 – 15:20
Panel Q&A 

15:20 – 15:45
Short break and film: Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank 

Conclusions and closing address  

Chair: Dr Paul Smith – Botanic Gardens Conservation International

15:45 – 16:30
Conclusions and debate on Conference Declaration:
Dr Manuel R. Guariguata – Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Dr Kathy MacKinnon – International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

16:30 – 16:45
Andrea Ledward – International Biodiversity and Climate Director, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK Government 

Closing address

16:45 – 16:55
Richard Deverell – Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Closing address

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