From May 25 to June 14, the Seminar on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance（FLEG）for Officials from Developing Countries was held online, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and organized by National Academy of Forestry and Grassland Administration (NAFGA).
On June 13th, Yin Yafang, researcher from Research Institute of Wood Industry, was invited to teach the English course of "Advancing Wood Identification Techniques to Promote Legal Timber Trade”.
The course mainly focuses on the challenges of global timber trade industrial chain supervision as well as the implementation and law enforcement of CITES endangered timber species. The course also included the innovative research and application of new wood identification technologies in CAF in recent years. Yin Yafang introduced the development history and current situation of CAF Wood Herbarium and the great significance the herbarium to the conservation and sustainable utilization of forest species diversity. Yin Yafang had warm and friendly discussions and exchanges with the students as well.
The seminar is one of the important human resources development cooperation projects of foreign aid in China. There were 68 government officials from five countries, including Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Zambia, South Africa and Malaysia. It was also the sixth consecutive year that the experts from Research Institute of Wood Industry gave courses on the foreign aid seminar.（Jiao Lichao / Research Institute of Wood Industry）