Digital and Social Media Lab in preparation for the World Forestry Congress

Mar 31
Apr 01


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and RECOFTC are hosting a Digital and Social Media Lab to grow the community of social media reporters dedicated to creating positive change for the world’s forests. 

Communicators, influencers and individuals who are passionate about the conservation, protection and sustainable use of the world’s forests will be joining the lab in preparation for the upcoming XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The  Digital and Social Media Lab will be held online on 31 March and 1 April 2022.  

To attend the lab, fill out this form.

The deadline to apply is 21 March 2022. 

At this virtual workshop, successful applicants will learn about the latest techniques and platforms for digital storytelling and engagement from professionals in the field. They will meet colleagues from around the world who are putting critical forest issues on the global agenda. They will be inspired and supported to publish stories individually and collaboratively on social media platforms, including the official channels of the World Forestry Congress.

FAO will sponsor selected participants in the Digital and Social Media Lab to participate as a social reporter at the World Forestry Congress from 2 to 6 May 2022, and attend an additional two-day pre-Congress training run by the Regional Forest Communicators Networks with support from the Finnish Forest Association in Seoul on 30 April and 1 May 2022.