Organized in cooperation with the University of Göttingen, Germany, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), with support from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners, the African Forest Policies and Politics (AFORPOLIS) conference series will seek to advance cutting-edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest governance.
AFORPOLIS 1 will feature 15 sessions on: 1) political economy of deforestation and forest plantations; 2) forestlands and agricultural commodities; 3) biodiversity and market-based instruments; 4) nature conservation policies; 5) forest and climate change; 6) forest concessions; 7) transnational and decentralized forest governance; 8) development, social equity and sustainability; 9) community forestry and local development; 10) forestland and political instability; 11) forestland use and informality; 12) territorial development; 13) livelihoods and non-timber forest products; 14) institutions and forest regulation; and 15) international forest governance initiatives.
AFORPOLIS 1 will also include three side events on: improving forest sustainability by agroforestry; forest policy and participatory development: lessons from Mozambique; and forest certification in Africa.
dates: 24-27 September 2018
location: Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon