The workshop is a collaboration between the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and the thematic programme ”Forests, Landscapes & Food Security” driven by the Forest, Climate and Livelihood research network (Focali) and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI). It is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share information about current research and projects with each other and with a wider range of research and policy stakeholders interested in community forestry and forest conservation in the tropics.
During the workshop we will discuss the potentials and limitations of economic partnerships with forest dependent and forest dwelling communities as a means to support more sustainable forest management and the reduction of deforestation and forest degradation.
All researchers, policy-makers and NGO representatives working with or interested in tropical community forest management and conservation are welcome to attend the workshop. Participants are welcome to present their work, but this is not obligatory.
Aims of the workshop:
- Networking – strengthen our existing networks, get to know each other better and benefit from each other’s research and experience.
- Research exchange – present & discuss ongoing and future research and upcoming challenges.
- Research and practice – debate and search for ways forward on how to better integrate research and research fi ndings into practice on the ground.
- Research to policy learning – debate and search for ways forward on how to better communicate and integrate research and research findings into policy.