Education and work experience
Management of consulting programs and assignments in the fields of forestry and the environment. This includes the development, implementation and monitoring international programs.
Øystein Aasaaren has 35 years of professional experience in project development, project administration and implementation within the forestry and environmental sector. Thematifcally, the projects include forest management, forest owner co-operation, forest management planning, watershed management, multiple use planning, forest valuation, sustainable natural resource management and PR related projects, supporting both private and public sector development.
Mr. Aasaaren has working experience from several regions in Norway and from Sweden, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Belize, Nicaragua, The Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, China, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.
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Telemark College (University level) 1975-77 Business administration
Master of Science in Forestry Agricultural University of Norway 1977-82
Tropical Forest Management – Oxford Forestry Institute, UK; July – October 1997