10 Feb 2013 - 15 Feb 2013
The Emergence of Adaptive Governance Arrangements for Tropical Forest Ecosystems
From 11th to 15th February in Wroclaw there will be a meeting of ‘CNH: The Emergence of Adaptive Governance Arrangements for Tropical Forest Ecosystems’ project.
The aim of the project is to generate new knowledge on long-standing questions about the origins of adaptive forest governance. This research directly addresses this problem by collecting and analyzing new data on how humans interact with their natural environment from 56 community-managed tropical forest ecosystems in Bolivia and Uganda and will focus on the measurement of possible causes and consequences of individual and community decision making about access to and use of forest resources. These data will be generated using a variety of data collection methods, including direct measures of forest composition, satellite imagery, studies of forest user behaviors, household surveys, focus group discussions, and interviews with key informants and decision makers.
Participants will represent all partner organizations engaged in the project including IIASA team. Meeting will concentrate on finalizing data collection tools, training in using them and potential manuscripts that will be published after collecting all data. All tools were previously tested in sites located in Bolivia and Uganda to ensure their validity and to check them for necessary revisions.