Experimenting with MSc Presentations
During his 30 minute presentation, Jef discussed two separate indigenous peoples settlements, and he analyzed the nature and scope of their forest management practices. He concluded that IFM is definitely a sustainable means of forestry management. The presentation which really counts will be the one which Jef makes to his superiors and other personnel from the Forestry Service when he returns to Malaysia. He hopes that they too will realize that indigenous peoples knowledge should be treated with respect. According to Mr. Wiersum, the colloquium organizer, if the presentation of theses becomes a permanent feature of the TF MSc programme, it will provide the students with an important opportunity to practise before doing the same thing at home.