Learning about Forestry and Timber

Fairventures Academy

About Fairventures Academy

The Fairventures Academy provides sustainable, developmental qualification offers in the field of forestry and wood for technical professionals, employees in Development Corporation as well as the public. The academy is the crucial column for Fairventures’ regional activities.

  • Providing qualifications in the sector of forestry and wood
  • Networking agent between developmental and scientific institutions in Germany
  • Being effective publicity and informing the broader public
  • Standard Program: Training and qualification in project management
  • Specific Wood Training: Training in European Wood Regulations
  • Conference: Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums
  • Programs for Universities/ Colleges: Network building, educational platforms
  • Inhouse Programs: Tailor-made trainings

Fairventures Academy Events


Fairventures at the BIOFACH fair
14.-17.02.2018, Nuremberg
We are looking for partners – visit us at the Organic African Pavilion, Hall 4/4-359.

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German-speaking conference: „Ein Beitrag deutschsprachiger Akteure zu Forest Landscape Restoration Ansätzen“
18.12.17, Uniclub Bonn
More information regarding the agenda

Fairventures at the 32nd TradExpo in Jakarta
11-15th October, Jakarta, Indonesia
For more information and registration click HERE!

Invitation to the Second Indonesian Lightwood Cooperation Forum
October 12, Jakarta, Indonesia
For more information and registration click HERE!

Previous Events

January & February 2017, Stuttgart

Sustainable Development Goals in Practice: From the Idea to a Project


In January and February 2017, the seminar series “Sustainable Development Goals in Practice: From the Idea to a Project” in Stuttgart and Mannheim in cooperation with the Stiftung Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (SEZ) took place. The participants learned about sustainable development relating to project management while focusing on the Agenda 2030 as well. Among these aspects, topics like food security as part of the goals of the United Nations as well as fair trade in the field of textiles were considered critically.
The seminars were conducted with the financial support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

14.04.2016, Stuttgart

EU Timber Regulation


Three years after its introduction, many companies are familiar with the EU Timber Regulation. However, there are still uncertainties regarding its practical implementation. Many companies still ask questions about the requirements for German companies, where to find credible information or how risks can be limited. In the past year, Fairventures Worldwide (FVW) gGmbH – together with Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the service provider for import promotion in Germany – answered these questions during workshops for numerous company representatives. Due to continuous demand, FVW and IPD held another workshop to convey comprehensive information on the EU Timber Regulation. The objective of the workshop was to provide participants with basic knowledge on the EU Timber Regulation, to work on challenging areas and to give participants the opportunity to ask questions. More information available HERE!

25.11.2015, 19-21.00, VHS Stuttgart

Tropical Timber: Sustainable Use or Boycott?


In cooperation with the Volkshochschule Stuttgart, the Fairventures Academy held a theme night on the 25th of November 2015 within the framework of the VHS seminar series on forests. Every year we lose around 13 billion hectare of forests. Current studies prove that forests clearings are mostly due to gaining grasslands and agricultural land. Yet the preservation of forests is one of the most effective methods to bind CO₂ and slow down climate change. What approaches could offer a solution? Are we even able to oppose to this global development? This topic and respective questions were discussed from the perspective of different actors in the timber and wood sector and various options of sustainable land-use forms at the example of Indonesia were presented.

February-July 2015, vhs Stuttgart

Seminar Series “Development in Practice: From Ideas to Practical Projects”


“From a project idea to practical implementation” was this year’s topic for the seminar series consisting of 6 modules, conducted by Fairventures in collaboration with SEZ and the vhs Stuttgart. The series dealt with approaches, methods and funding opportunities in practical development cooperation. Dr. Elke Ahrens lead 20 participants, most of them voluntarily active in development cooperation in Baden-Württemberg, through the multifaceted event and accompanied the project developments of the individual participants. The seminar series was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.