Head of the Department:
Assistant Prof. Dr. Bagie Edward Paity
Laboratory Technician Mrs. Mawada Ahmed Elawad Assistant Laboratory Technichian Mr. Elmugira Mukaram Ibrahim (MSc.) Assistant Laboratory Technician Ms Hadia Mohammed Saeed Assistant Laboratory Technician Mr. Abdurahman Omer Babikir
The Department of Forestry is one of the departments of the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Bahri. It is a result of merging the experiences of the Department of Forestry of the University of Juba and the College of Forestry and Range Sciences of the Upper Nile University, after the separation of Southern Sudan. The establishment of the University of Bahri necessitated the development of a curriculum which can cope with the rapid development of science and technology in forestry field and climatic change. A curriculum committee was formed from the department staff members considering the different forestry specialization. The committee revised the curriculum of the University of Juba and other forestry curricula in and outside Sudan. Then curriculum was developed taking into consideration country needs and policies as well as the interest and the opinions of different stakeholders in forestry. New courses and topics have been added to the revised curriculum to address new challenges in forestry and natural resources management. The department offers a five years B.Sc. Honors Degree in Forestry. The program consists of university courses (10%), College courses (34%), interdepartmental courses (15) and department courses (41%).
The vision of the Department of Forestry is to advance forestry and related natural resources through practical education and innovation that enhances the productivity and sustainability of these resources
The mission of the Department of Forestry is to prepare professional foresters eligible to interact positively with target career with excellence and relevance
The general objectives of the revised B.Sc. (Forestry) curriculum are to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of forestry in terms of science and practice and to graduate foresters who have key skills that are required to apply forestry practices that lead to sustainable development.
To graduate foresters who are adequately prepared to interact and respond to changing needs of conservation, management and sustainable utilization of forest resources in connection to the local and regional user communities To enable students to develop skills in: Communication with local communities and other stakeholders Valuation of forest products and services General administration and financial management. To qualify foresters in integrated natural resources and forests development planning and management, education and training. To provide background in technology, research and analytical skills, which will enable graduates to analyze and assess forestry systems for effective application to sustainable forestry practices in a multidisciplinary environment.