31 May, 2016
Mandela Metropolitan University (George Campus) and Southern African Institute
of Forestry (SAIF) invites you to the
Fire Management Symposium
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Background and purpose
Globally, effective wildfire
management is impeded by a lack of integration between research results, technological
development and efforts by fire managers to prevent, suppress and protect the
environment, human wellbeing and assets against wildfire.
This event aims to streamline the
efforts of natural resource managers, engineers and scientists through an integrated
approach to ensure better management throughout the wildfire community by
making the different role-players aware of each other's realities. You are
invited to join fire managers and authorities from different disciplines and
land uses (Nature Conservation, Agriculture, Disaster Management, Forestry,
Local Authorities, etc.) for a range of informative presentations, and exciting
The focus of this year's event
will be on scientific solutions and management of wildfire risk.
The 2016 Fire Management
Symposium promises to be a once in a lifetime event. Not only because of the
unique setting of the venue, but because of the conglomeration of international
and local fire specialists that will share their expertise in a very practical
and applied manner.
Internationally renowned fire
scientist Prof Domingos Viegas will deliver the key note address and will be
supported by local fire specialists such as Prof Winston Trollope. We will also
proudly host various international fire specialists from Canada, Australia, USA
and Europe. The final programme will be circulated as soon as all the speakers
have been confirmed.
The 2nd and 3rd
days of the event will provide the opportunity to visit fire trials within the
Park that has in some cases been monitored for more than 50 years. Delegates
may also make use of the opportunity to take part in guided walks within the
park to experience the pristine nature of the South African savannah.
Due to the exclusivity of the event only 150 delegates will
be accepted for the first day of the event. For safety reasons only two groups
of 50 delegates will be allowed to participate in the field visits on the 2nd
and 3rd days of the event. Accommodation has provisionally been
reserved in the Skukuza rest camp for the first 150 people registering for the
Click here for the Registration and Accommodation form