The Jharkhand state government, along with XLRI School of Business and XLRI School of Human Resources, has introduced a two-day programme on good governance for sustainable forest management. The aim of the event is to align the thinking, functioning and decision-making of forest personnel for the betterment of the ecosystem.
On December 21, forest officials participated to discuss a wide range of forest-related topics such as:
1. Sustainable development
2. Global sustainable development goals
3. Managing forests for ecosystem services
4. Poverty alleviation
5. Compensatory afforestation fund management
6. Planning authority (CAMPA) provisions etc.
Agenda for second day, December 22, 2015:
1. Stress management
2. Effective decision making on sustainable forest management
"Forest governance in the 21st century needs to align with the concerns of local and global stakeholders, through innovative and participative approaches that lead to sustainable forest management outcomes. In light of an evolved understanding of the role of forests and fast emerging policy regimes, it is imperative to develop the skills of forest personnel across all hierarchical levels for better forest governance," said Dr Madhukar Shukla, chairperson of Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology and Sustainability, XLRI.
Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology and Sustainability, XLRI is a multi-disciplinary centre at XLRI Jamshedpur, which aims to provide thought leadership to promote policies, practices and dialogue which have impact on holistic and sustainable development of society and enterprises.
Furthermore an important faculty member concluded saying that the importance of the two-day program should be viewed in the backdrop of the landmark publication "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment" under the auspices of United Nations in 2005.