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Future Leaders for Russian Forest Sector

The week-long YLP is a unique opportunity for these young professionals to interact with international experts from science, policy and business. The wide-ranging list of speakers included Peter Csoka from FAO, Nikolay Shmatkov from WWF Russia, Anders Hildeman from IKEA, Denis Popov from Mondi Syktyvkarsky, Sirpa Välimaa from Stora Enso as well as Kenneth Munson from International Paper and speakers from EFI, Metla and UEF.

The YLP is a joint initiative by EFI, Metla and the University of Eastern Finland, and is supported by the City of Joensuu, Joensuu University Foundation, the Regional Council of North Karelia, Joensuu Science Park, Metsä Group and Ponsse.

More information on YLP website.

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Afternoon excursion to see John Deere machines in action


Photos: EFI



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