Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) and International Paper (IP), India would establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on research in forestry, fibre sustainability and forestry management in Bhopal. IIFM-IP Paul Brown CoE would come up at IIFM Bhopal under the MoU that got signed recently. Under the partnership, both the organization would collectively carry forward applied research in the field of forestry, fibre sustainability and forestry management. They would share knowledge and research results along with case studies to strengthen further ties.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) got signed between the Director of IIFM, Giridhar Kinhal (IFS) and President of International Paper India, Rampraveen Swaminathan. According to a joint statement released by the two bodies it said, “The functioning of this CoE will be undertaken jointly by IIFM and International Paper which will share its global best practices and learning and will invest in implementing the objectives of the MoU. The collaboration will also provide a common and synergic platform for both IP and IIFM to develop training modules and knowledge for the future sectoral workforce.”