Dr Peter Holmgren from Sweden new Director General for CIFOR

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Dr Peter Holmgren from Sweden new Director General for CIFOR

Peter Holmgren who received his doctorate in forestry at SLU (the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and has a long experience from FAO has been selected to lead CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research). He joined FAO in 1998 to lead the Global Forest Resources Assessment, which documents the state of global forest resources, their management and uses. Between 2003 and 2007 he was head of forest resources development at FAO. 
Since 2007, he has led the Climate, Energy and Tenure division at FAO, developing the profile and coordination of FAO's climate change work and contributions of FAO to the UNFCCC process. He also took the lead in setting up the UN-REDD programme. Peter Holmgren also has experience from national forestry programmes development in the Philippines, Pakistan and Kenya, as well as with the private sector developing operational forestry systems. 
Holmgren will leave FAO and start as Director General for CIFOR in September. 
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