International Symposium on

Transforming Mountain Forestry 

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Dehradun, India
18 - 22 January 2015

Speaker's Profile

Ashwini Kumar

Ashwini Kumar is a member of the Indian Forest Service and has worked in
the field of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding in the State of Uttar Pradesh
(UP), India. He has served in various senior positions including as Principal
Chief Conservator of Forests in the UP. A member of various academic
committees of the Government of India, Dr Kumar has authored two books
and numerous papers. He has held honorary or visiting professorships at many
reputed universities and supervised a number of PhD students, besides editing
two bi-annual journals in the field of forestry. He has received many awards in
recognition of his work, including the Governor of UP Award, Forest Minister
Award, Jewel of India Award, Schlich Prize and Indian Forester Award. He was
recently appointed by the Government of India to serve as Director General at

the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and Chancellor at FRI University, Dehradun.