Who's Who

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Reserach Institute 

Peechi- 680653, Kerala,India 





International Steering Committee

Lars Graudal- Chairman, TEAKNET

Research Leader, Tropical Trees and Landscapes

Forest & Landscape Denmark (FLD)

University of Copenhagen,Denmark


Tel:    +45 35 33 16 16

Mob:   +45 30 66 35 20 

Email: lgr@life.ku.dk

Web:  http://www.sl.life.ku.dk/

Walter Kollert

Planted Forests Officer (Retd.), FAO

Director, WaKa-Forest Investment Services AG

Largo do Sol Posto 7, 4° esq.,8000-150 Faro, Portugal 


Tel: 00351-289155303

Mob: 00351-911508360

Email: Walter.kollert@gmail.com

web: http://www.waka-fis.ch/ 


Markku Kanninen

Director, Vikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

University of Helsinki, Finland


Tel:  +358 9 191 58133

Fax: +358 9 191 58100

Email: markku.kanninen@helsinki.fi

Web:  http://www.helsinki.fi/vitri/

Hugh C.A. Brown CF

Director of Operations (Plantations)

Forest Services Division,

Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana


Tel: +233-289-120030

Mob:   +233-244-798004

Email: hugh.brown@aya.yale.edu

Web:  http://www.fcghana.org/


Project Manager

Division of Forest Industry

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Yokohama, Japan


Tel:  +81 45 223 1110

Email: tetra@itto.int

Web:  http://www.itto.int/



Timber Importers Association of India

Maharashtra, India


Tel:   +22 24077614

Mob:  +91 9821544225

Email: rtsomaiya@gmail.com


Michael KLEINE

Deputy Executive Director

International Union of Forest Research Orgnisations (IUFRO)

IUFRO Headquarters

Marxergrasse 2

A-1030 Vienna, Austria


Tel. : +43-1-877 01 51 -22


web: http://www.iufro.org

Kenichi Shono

Forest Resources Officer

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Regional office for Asia-Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand


Tel:    +66-2-697-4259

Mob:   +66 92-265-2086

Email: kenichi.Shono@fao.org

Web:  http://www.fao.org/



Benjamin Caldwell

Forestry Officer, Planted Forests in the Forest Resources Management Team (FRM)

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Headquarters

Italy, Rome


Tel. : +390 6570 50523


web: http://www.fao.org/


P.K. Thulasidas, TEAKNET Coordinator

Scientist, Wood Science & Technology Division

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690283

Mob: +91 9447890856

Email: coordinator@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.kfri.res.in/

M.P. Sreelakshmy

Coordinator PR & Communications

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690396

Email: secretariat@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.teaknet.org/

TEAKNET Bulletin

TEAKNET brings out a quarterly electronic newsletter (TEAKNET Bulletin) through its website. It is intended for circulation among the members of TEAKNET and other stakeholders around the globe. The Bulletin welcomes short articles, research results of non-technical nature etc. from researchers, teak growers and traders for inclusion as news items. To subscribe the online TEAKNET Newsletter, enter your email below.

ITTO Project on Sustainable Teak Management for Mekong subregion


ITTO Project on Sustainable Teak Management for Mekong sub-region launched in Bangkok, Thailand

 23-25 April 2019, Bangkok, Thailand



ITTO launches project on sustainable teak management in Greater Mekong Sub region. Teaknet-India is also involved in this project and being a part, Teaknet enjoys the role of information management and networking, and support the dissemination of the outreach material and short project newsletters every two months and publish it online.


The ITTO project “Enhancing the conservation and sustainable management of teak forests and legal and sustainable wood supply chains in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”, is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Government of Germany. The aim of the project is to assist the five participating countries—Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam—to conserve unique natural teak forests and their gene pools; increase incomes for forest communities and smallholders; improve wood processing and marketing; and enhance regional collaboration and cooperation in teak management.


For more details please click here


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