Science and Power in Participatory Forestry (SCIFOR)
Project Name : Science and Power in Participatory Forestry (SCIFOR)
Duration : 4 years (Jan 2014 – Dec 2017)
Project Goal: To promote participatory forestry planning and management approaches that support equitable, environmentally sound, and economically rational forest management.
Specific research objectives are to understand:
The justifications and functions of scientific forest management planning and the values attributed to it, from the perspective of the forest bureaucracy.
The role of scientific forest management planning in forest communities’ forest management and planning practices.
How scientific forest management planning affects communities’ relations to the forest bureaucracy.
How scientific forest management planning affects people’s participation and inclusion in participatory forestry at the CFUG level.
Major Activities: Award 4 PhD degrees; short term research grants; develop and implement teaching curricula in adaptive forest management planning; develop practical guidelines on adaptive participatory forest management planning; disseminate project results (Nepal and Tanzania).
Funded by: Danish Consultative Research Committee on Development Research (DANIDA)
Budget: DKK 9 million
Collaborators: SokoineUniversity of Agriculture, Tanzania; IOF, TribhuvanUniversity, Nepal; Aarhus University , Denmark; IFRO, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
IOF Coordinator: Dr. SantoshRayamajhi(firstname.lastname@example.org)