Maxwell receives first delegation of Indian Forest Service officers for the Phase V  Mid-Career program

The first batch of Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers recently completed their  Mid-career training program. The program, conducted in India, the U.S. and Canada, brought together senior IFS officers from across India to better understand how countries develop their environmental policy.

The IFS Phase V program focuses on developing the officers’ understanding of the changing scene for environmental policy making and implementation internationally and domestically – with a focus on developing leadership and management skills to help them implement these changes.  The two weeks in the U.S. focused on sessions with leading academics, practitioners and policy makers who shared their experience and studies of various policy processes and the success and failures of implementing these policies.  The group was also able to visit the New York City watershed, Grey Towers, the United States Forest Service, World Wildlife Fund and the Department of State – Environment Directorate.  The program concluded at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun.

Plans are underway to receiving the next delegation in August.

Please visit Maxwell & India website for more information.