Flagship 5 – Governance of Natural Resources: October-December 2017 updates

Our CIFOR colleagues in collaboration with the German development agency (GIZ) organized a workshop “Restoring Forests, Restoring Communities” on November 3, in Bonn, Germany, featuring research supported by PIM’s Flagship 5 under the project “Governing Shared Landscapes”. Read more about this research in this blog.

Later in November, our IFPRI land experts took an active part in the 2017 Land Policy Conference “The Africa We Want: Achieving socioeconomic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by the youth.”

On  December 13, PIM and CIFOR co-organized a workshop titled “Common benefits: Is community tenure facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive growth? ” at IFPRI in Washington, D.C. This research was also featured at the session titled “Opportunities and lessons learned to enhance and accelerate recognition of community land rights” on December 20 at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany.

A new CIFOR/FTA/PIM brief "Gender matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: A framework for design and evaluation" provides a framework and set of recommendations for enhancing gender equality and women’s rights in and through Forest Landscape Restoration initiatives.

Selected publications

McLain, Rebecca; Lawry, Steven; and Ojanen, Maria. 2018. Fisheries’ property regimes and environmental outcomes: A realist synthesis review. World Development 102(2018): 213-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.016

Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Doss, Cheryl; and Theis, Sophie. Women's land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: Framework and review of available evidence. Agricultural Systems. Article in press. First published online on November 8, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2017.10.009

Ratner, Blake D; Burnley, Clementine; Mugisha, Samuel; Madzudzo, Elias; Oeur, Il; Mam, Kosal; Rüttinger, Lukas; Chilufya, Loziwe Njobvu; and Adriázola, Paola. 2017. Facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue to manage natural resource competition: A synthesis of lessons from Uganda, Zambia, and Cambodia. International Journal of the Commons 11(2): 733–753. https://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.748

Ratner, Blake D; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; Hellin, Jon; Mapedza, Everisto; Unruh, Jon D.; Veening, Wouter; Haglund, Eric; May, Candace; and Bruch, Carl. 2017. Addressing conflict through collective action in natural resource management. International Journal of the Commons 11(2): 877-906. http://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.768