Forest Academy: 21 years of experience in building social capital

Advanced group work methods are an essential part of the Forest Academy. Photo: Erkki Oksanen.

The Forest Academy communication concept and programme is produced by the Finnish Forest Association. It is a non-governmental, non-profit cooperation and communication body joining all major forest-related interests in Finland.

In Finland, the Forest Academy communication program has been running successfully since 1996. Participants are personally invited by the letter signed by the Prime Minister. Since 1996, The Finnish Forest Association has organized 43 forums and so far over 1 300 decision makers, most of them acting outside the forest sector, have participated in them.

The Forest Academy communication program can be customized to meet different national conditions and topics. The program format has been sold to Latvia, Tanzania (UONGOZI Institute), Costa Rica (CATIE) and Mozambique (E. Mondlane University). Read more about “Finnish Forest Academy goes Mozambique”.

Forest Academy for Decision-Makers has received several valued acknowledgements from Finnish forest sector organizations.

Background of the particpants of the Finnish Forest Academy in 1996-2017.
Background of the particpants of the Finnish Forest Academy in 1996-2017.