Ms. Anna Vorländer, PhD candidate and SAFARI research associate (University of Hamburg) will be working in Suriname from 31 January to 31 March to continue the project’s field work in the region.
The doctoral defence of Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne took place on 16 December 2016. The work contributing to the dissertation partly took place within the SAFARI project. Congratulations Dr Tegegne! [download dissertation]
Dr. Pieter Moonen and Dr. Bruno Verbist will be visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) from 17 to 22 October to attend and contribute to the fourth edition of the Université Internationale REDD+ de Kinshasa, a national REDD workshop organised by the Comité Nationale REDD.
IUFRO is organising an international scholarly conference on the topic of Forest-related policy and governance: Analyses in the environmental social sciences that aims to be the global scientific hub for forest-related social sciences research including studies on forest-related empirical fields. This conference will compile latest scientific advance in forest-related policy analyses as well as wider forest-related governance studies e.g. political science, sociology, anthropology, human geography, regional development, economics, psychology, environment, forest history, legal studies, livelihood and tenure analyses. It strives to accommodate theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions from around the globe in topical sessions.
FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network is organising its annual meeting in Edinburgh, U.K. in December 2–5, 2016. There is a call for abstracts open until July 10, 2016.
Prof Michael Köhl and a team of researchers will be visiting Indonesia (East Kalimantan and South Sumatra) on 12–25 June and Suriname/Guyana on 19–28 July to kick off the project’s field work in the regions. The visits take the team to project sites, as well as to workshops, meetings and discussions with relevant stakeholders. There will also be visits to REDD+ pilot and logging concessions sites.