In the Expert Group for Aid Studies, EBA's series Development Dissertation Briefs (DDB), fledgling PhDs are given the opportunity to summarise their dissertation, focusing on its relevance for Swedish development cooperation.
Alongside a group of my fellow study colleagues at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences I, Gabrielle Tillberg, was given the opportunity, thanks to the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI), to attend the Nordic Africa Days 2016 held in Uppsala, Sweden.
On the 10th of September 2014 there will be a seminar at the University of Gothenburg: "Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward" with the aim to contribute to knowledge sharing and discuss ways forward and concrete roles that different actors can play to advance forests and community land rights.
The seminar will focus on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries. These lands are often used in integrated ways by local communities under communal customary arrangements while often formally owned by the state.