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(srayamajhi2002@gmail.com)

Website: http://www.ifro.ku.dk/english

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