International Symposium on “The Role of NGOs in Reaching Global Development Goals” 2-5 December 2018

The 5th edition of the “NATURE AND FORESTRY SYMPOSIUM TOWARDS 2023” was held on 2-5 December 2018 in Antalya/Turkey by the Chamber of Forest Engineers of Turkey under the general them of “Role of Public-Civil Society-Private Sector Cooperation and International Partnerships in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Global Forest Goals”

Around 150 participants from different countries and Turkey have participated to this Symposiom.

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The 5th edition of the “NATURE AND FORESTRY SYMPOSIUM TOWARDS 2023” was held on 2-5 December 2018 in Antalya/Turkey by the Chamber of Forest Engineers of Turkey under the general them of “Role of Public-Civil Society-Private Sector Cooperation and International Partnerships in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Global Forest Goals”

Around 150 participants from different countries and Turkey have participated to this Symposium.

Background

The”2030 Sustainable Development Goals” adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 established a general framework for the “sustainable development” of the world and set goals. Reaching these goals will not be possible without the cooperation of all parties, including the public, private sector and non-governmental organizations.

“United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017–2030[1]  adopted by the UN General Assembly on 27 April 2017, set the road map for forestry in achieving sustainable development goals. The Strategic Plan features a set of six Global Forest Goals and 26 associated targets to be reached by 2030, which are voluntary and universal.

CSOs are vital in achieving these goals.

The Chamber of Forest Engineer of Turkey (OMO)

The Chamber of Forest Engineer of Turkey (OMO) is a non-governmental organization established in 1954 with the line of Turkish Constitution to represents its members.  According to the Turkish Constitution it has “public corporate entity” and “public institute nature”.  Currently it has approximately 17 thousand (17 000) active members.

According to the related Law, the “Chamber of Forest Engineers “is the legal representative of three different professional groups namely “Forest Engineers, Forest Industrial Engineers, Woodworking Industrial Engineers”

At national level, “Chamber of Forest Engineers” is an affiliated chamber to the “Union of Chamber of Turkish Engineers and Architects- https://www.tmmob.org.tr ”

 

 

THE CHAMBER OF FOREST ENGINEERS OF TURKEY

UNION OF CHAMBERS OF TURKISH ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS

FEANI-EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NATIONAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATIONS- HTTPS://WWW.FEANI.ORG/

THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS (WFEO) HTTP://WWW.WFEO.ORG/

 

 

  1. The Chamber of Forest Engineers is a professional organization founded under the “UNION OF CHAMBERS OF TURKISH ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS TMMOB)”.-   https://www.tmmob.org.tr/en/page/about
  2. The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) was established in 1954 by the Law Numbered 6235. TMMOB is a corporate body and a professional organization defined in the form of a public institution as stated in the Article 135 of the Constitution.
  3. ARTICLE 135 of Turkish Constitution as follows-  “Professional organizations having the characteristics of public institutions and their higher bodies are public corporate bodies established by law, with the objectives of meeting the common needs of the members of a given profession, to facilitate  their professional activities, to ensure the development of the profession in keeping with common interests, to safeguard professional  discipline and ethics in order to ensure integrity and trust in relations among its members and with the public; their organs shall be elected by secret ballot by their members in accordance with the procedure set forth in the law, and under judicial supervision-  https://global.tbmm.gov.tr/docs/constitution_en.pdf  
  4. TMMOB is maintaining its activities with its 24 Chambers, which the Chamber of Forest Engineers is one of them.
  5. The Chamber  of Forest Engineers has been established by “6235 Numbered Turkish Engineer and Architect Chambers Union Law” -https://www.tmmob.org.tr/en/hukuk/legal-framework/6235-numbered-turkish-engineer-and-architect-chambers-union-law
  6. Article 16 of 6235 as follows – “Forest and agriculture engineers can be included in the Union by establishing a chamber with the resolution by Board of Directors of the guilds they belong to”
  7. In line with above mentioned information Certificate of registry of this Organization (original and translated into English)
    1. Original: 4 Şubat 1954 tarih ve 8625 Sayılı Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Resmi Gazetesi- http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/main.aspx?home=http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/arsiv/8625.pdf&main=http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/arsiv/8625.pdf
    2. English:: 4 February 1954 (Posted February 4, 1954 and numbered 8625, Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey)
    3. Charter (original and translated into English):  Since the Chamber of Forest Engineers was established by law, there is no separate declaration of establishment or charter. However, there is the “MAIN REGULATION OF THE CHAMBER OF FOREST ENGINEERS” which determines the working principles and procedures of the Chamber.
      1. This regulation was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey No. 26 226. July 12, 2016 . http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/main.aspx?home=http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2006/07/20060712.htm&main=http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2006/07/20060712.htm
      2. Since the regulation is quite long, it has not been possible to include all text here. However Items of 6 /ç and 6 /f of the regulation are as follows.

i.      6 / ç) To organize technical congresses, seminars, symposiums, conferences and exhibitions related to the development and promotion of the profession, to participate in the activities of other organizations for this purpose,

ii.      6/f) To disseminate innovations in the field of forestry profession, to cooperate by establishing relations with domestic and international professional organizations for this purpose and to represent its members at home and abroad,

  1. At European Level, this Union is a member of “FEANI-European Federation of National Engineering Associations- https://www.feani.org/ “. FEANI is a founding member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) http://www.wfeo.org/ and collaborates with many other organizations dealing with engineering and technology issues and engineering education.
  2. FEANI is officially recognized by the European Commission as representing the engineering profession in Europe. The federation also has consultative status with UNESCO, UNIDO and the Council of Europe.
  3. Currently, the Chamber of Forest Engineer is the President of the Council of European Foresters and it is a member of Union of European Foresters http://www.european-foresters.eu/
  4. The management of the Chamber of Forest Engineers is determined by the votes of the members. Completely democratic and free elections are repeated every two years. The current management was elected in April 2018.The Board of Directors consists of seven members.

 

 

 

 

International Symposium

The Chamber of Forest Engineers has been organizing the “Nature and Forestry Symposium Towards 2023”’for many years.  The fourth of which was organized on 3-6 December 2017 in Antalya.

As the continuation of this tradition, it was decided to hold the fifth symposium on 2-5 December 2018 in Antalya/Turkey.  On the other hand, this year’s symposium was organized in cooperation with the related parties and at international level.

The theme of the symposium was decided to be-“ The Role of “Public-Civil Society-Private Sector Cooperation and International Partnerships” in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Global Forest Goals

The symposium planned for the first week of December 2018 (Monday to Thursday, 2-5 December 2018) as four days including the transportation. Participants registered for the hotel on 2 December 2018 and left on 5 December 2018 Wednesday.

Public-Civil Society-Private Sector Cooperation and International Partnerships play a vital role in achieving “Sustainable Development and Global Forest Goals”. This situation is becoming more significant and important for a country like Turkey, which all forests owned by the state.

Forestry-related units of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry namely the General Directorate of Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks and General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion have a very meaningful and close work with civil society organizations in this regard.

 

Agenda

2-5 December 2018- Antalya/Turkey  Venue: http://premiumbelek.rixos.com/

2 December 2018 Sunday:

  • Arrival to the hotel
  • 19:00 Buffet dinner at the hotel

3 December 2018 Monday  (Simultaneous translation provided in Turkish and English for opening, closing and panel sessions.)

  • 08:30-09:00 Registration
  • 09:00-10:30 Opening Speeches
  • 10:30-10:45 Signing Ceremony of Cooperation Agreement with NGOs
  • 10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00-13:00 Panel-First Session
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-16:00 Panel-Second Session
  • 16:30-18:00 Question-Answer-Conclusions and Closing

18:10-19:00 

  • Board Meeting of Council of European Foresters
  • Other Bilateral or Multilateral Meetings

20:00 Buffet dinner at the hotel

 

4 December 2018 Tuesday

  • 09:00-13:00  Field Trip for Foreign Participants
  • 13:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch at the Hotel
  • Bilateral or Multilateral Meetings
  • 20:00 Buffet dinner at the hotel

5 December 2018 Wednesday: Departure of Participants-

The symposium started on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 09:00 with the presentation of Özgür Balcı, Board Member of the Chamber of Forestry Engineers,

. Afterwards, opening and greeting speeches were made.

  1. Former President of the Chamber of Forest Engineers Mr. Salih Sönmezışık,
  2. Türkiye Arı Yetiştiricileri Merkez Birliği Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Yücel Turan-http://www.tab.org.tr/tab-yonetim-kurulu
  3. Orman Muhafaza Memurları ve Emeklileri Derneği Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Fikri Aksu-https://www.defne.org/yonetim-kurulu/
  4. Türkiye Orman Mühendisleri Birliği Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Vedat Erman,
  5. Yeşil Türkiye Ormancılar Derneği Genel Sekreteri Mehmet Yıldız- http://yesilturkiye.org.tr/
  6. Orman Fakülteliler Derneği-ORFAMDER Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Mehmet Yerli- http://www.orfamder.org/
  7. Tarım Orman Çalışanları Birliği Sendikası-TOÇBİRSEN Genel Başkan Yardımcısı İbrahim Ethem Gürsoy- https://www.tocbirsen.org.tr/
  8. Öz Orman İş Sendikası Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Settar Aslan- http://www.ozorman-is.org.tr/
  9. Bursa Teknik Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dekanı Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yılmaz-http://of.btu.edu.tr/index.php
  10. Isparta Uygulamalı Bilimler Üniversitesi Rektör Yardımcısı Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Fakir-http://isparta.edu.tr/personel/01123/prof-dr-huseyin-fakir
  11. İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa Orman Fakültesi Dekanı Prof. Dr. Turgay Akbulut- http://orman.istanbulc.edu.tr/tr/_
  12. Birleşmiş Milletler Gıda ve Tarım Teşkilatı Orta Asya Bölge Koordinatörü Viorel Gutu- http://www.fao.org/europe/central-asia/subregional-coordinator/en/
  13. Düzce Orman Fakültesi Dekan Yardımcısı-…  http://www.of.duzce.edu.tr/
  14. Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dekan Yardımcısı Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Sevim İnanç- https://orman.artvin.edu.tr/
  15. Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar Genel Müdürü Yusuf Kandazoğlu- www.dkmp.gov.tr
  16. Orman Genel Müdürü Bekir Karacabey- www.ogm.gov.tr
  17. Antalya Milletvekili İbrahim Aydın
  18. Orman Mühendisleri Odası Genel Başkanı Hasan Türkyılmaz açılış ve selamlama konuşması yapmışlardır.

 

 

Açılış konuşmaları müteakiben yerli ve yabancı sivil toplum kuruluşları ile işbirliği anlaşmaları imzalanmıştır. İki bölüm halinde organize edilen bu bölümde Orman Mühendisleri Odası ve Öz Orman İş Sendikası ile yerli ve yabancı stklar işbirliğine gideceklerini taahhüt etmişlerdir.

Bu çerçevede Orman Mühendisleri Odası aşağıdaki yerli ve yabancı stklar ile işbirliği anlaşması imzalamıştır.

No Ülke Adı STK Adı-Türkçe STK Adı-İngilizce STK Web Sayfası
1 Arnavutluk Arnavutluk Ormancılık Araştırmaları Merkezi ALBAFOREST CENTER www.albaforest.com 
2 Azerbaycan Təbii Sərvətlər və Ekologiya İşçiləri Həmkarlar İttifaqı Natural Wealth and Ecology Workers Trade Union RepublicCommittee http://ahik.org
3 Bosna Hersek Bosna Hersek Avcı Organizasyonları Derneği The Association of Hunting Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.slobih.ba/
4 Bosna Hersek Bosna Hersek Federasyonu Bağımsız Ormancılık Ahşap İşleme ve Kâğıt Sendikası The Independent Trade Union of Forestry, Wood Processing and Paper of Bosnia and Herzegovina- http://ssspdp.ba/
5 Bosna Hersek Bosna Hersek Federasyonu Orman Mühendisleri ve Teknikerleri Derneği Forestry Association of  Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina http://usitfbih.ba/
6 Bosna Hersek Saraybosna Arıcılar Birliği Beekepers Union of Sarajevo
7 Fransa Uluslararası Akdeniz Ormanları Birliği (AIFM) The International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM) http://aifm.org/en
8 Kırgızistan Kırgızistan Orman ve Arazi Kullanıcıları Derneği KYRGYZ ASSOCIATION OF FOREST AND LAND USERS http://www.landuse-association.kg/  
9 Macaristan Macaristan Ormancılık ve Ağaç Endüstrisi Çalışanları Sendikası The Trade Union of Forestry and Wood  Industry Workers http://efdsz.hu/
10 Romanya Ormancılık Sendikaları Federasyonu SILVA TRADE UNION FEDERATION https://federatiasilva.ro/
11 Romanya Romanya Orman Mühendisleri Derneği The “Forest Progress” Society http://progresulsilvic.ro/
12 Türkiye ORFAMDER http://www.orfamder.org/
13 Türkiye Öz Orman İş http://www.ozorman-is.org.tr
14 Türkiye TOÇBİRSEN https://www.tocbirsen.org.tr/

Orman Mühendisleri Odasının merasimini takiben Öz Orman İş Sendikası için imza merasimi yapılmıştır.

Öz Orman İş Sendikası ise aşağıdaki Macaristan ve Romanya ile işbirliği protokolü imzalamıştır.

Macaristan Macaristan Ormancılık ve Ağaç Endüstrisi Çalışanları Sendikası The Trade Union of Forestry and Wood  Industry Workers http://efdsz.hu/
Romanya Ormancılık Sendikaları Federasyonu SILVA TRADE UNION FEDERATION https://federatiasilva.ro/

OMO adına İsmail Belen tarafından moderatörlüğü yapılan protokol imza merasiminden sonra FAOSEC Koordinatörü, DKMP Genel Müdürü ve  Orman Genel Müdürü tarafından, süreçten duydukları memnuniyet dile getirilmiş ve üç kurum da OMO ile kurumsal işbirliğine gideceklerine dair niyet beyanında bulunmuştur.

 

 

Protokol imza merasiminden sonra kahve arası verilmiş, ardından yabancı katılımcıların iştirak ettiği birinci panel oturumu düzenlenmiştir. FAO Türkiye Temsilci Yardımcısı Dr. Ayşegül Selışık tarafından yönetilen bu oturumda yabancı panelistler konuyla ilgili görüşlerini paylaşmışlardır.

Speeches:

Samir Omerovic the speech of bee keepers

 

Birinci panel oturumunu takiben öğle arası verilmiştir. Bu esnada Orman Genel Müdürü Bekir Karacabey, DKMP Genel Müdürü Yusuf Kandazoğlu ve OMO Genel Başkanı Hasan Türkyılmaz tarafından Anadolu Ajansına değerlendirme yapılmıştır.

Öğleden sonra ise daha çok yerli katılımcıların iştirak ettiği ikinci panel oturumu düzenlenmiştir. OMO adına İsmail Belen tarafından moderatörlüğü yapılan bu oturuma aşağıda listede yer alan meslek temsilcilerimiz katılmıştır.

Sıra No Adı Soyadı Kurumu/Ünvanı
1 Osman Kahveci Emekli Orman Genel Müdürü
2 Mustafa Kurtulmuşlu Emekli Orman Genel Müdürü
3 İbrahim Çifçi Emekli Müsteşar Yardımcısı-Orman Genel Müdürü
4 Erdem Kaplan ORKOOP Genel Müdürü
5 Salih Sönmezışık Eski OMO Genel Başkanı
6 Ramazan Çakır Emekli Orman Genel Müdür Yardımcısı- AĞAÇ A.ş Genel Müdürü
7 Benül Sözer Öz Orman İş Sendikası Dışilişkiler Koordinatörü

 

İkinci panel oturumunu takiben OMO Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Özgür Balcı’ nın takdimi ile Genel Başkan Hasan Türkyılmaz tarafından değerlendirme ve teşekkür konuşması yapılarak panel kısmı tamamlanmıştır.

Bunun ardından yabancı STKlar ve yerli STKlar ve meslektaşlar ile ayrı ayrı değerlendirme toplantısı yapılmış, Orman Mühendisleri Odası kendi birimleri ile bir araya gelmiştir.

 

Yerli STK ve meslektaşlar ile yapılan toplantı

 

 

Programın ikinci günü yabancı katılımcılar için teknik gezi düzenlenmiş, Antalya Orman Bölge Müdürlüğü ve Uluslararası Ormancılık Eğitim Merkezi ziyaret edilmiştir.

Değerlendirme:

 

İlave Belgeler:

  1. Sempozyum Konsept Notu (Türkçe-İngilizce)
  2. Yerli ve Yabancı Katılımcılar İçin Hazırlanan Davetiye Örneği
  3. Yerli ve Yabancı STKlar ile İmzalanan Protokol Örnekleri
  4. Yerli ve Yabancı Katılımcı Lİstesi
  5. Konuşma Metinleri ve Bilgi Notları
  6. Haber Linkleri

Bundan Sonrası İçin İş Planı

 

 


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