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The principal objective of the course is to critically review the international climate change mitigation initiative Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) from different perspectives, enabling doctoral students to better understand key concepts, debates and perspectives in climate change policy making and forest governance, across scales, forms of knowledge and social, political, economic and ecological dimensions. In addition to lectures, the course will allow researchers conducting PhD research related to REDD+ to present their own work and comment on that of others, guided by senior experienced academics who are themselves working in this field. More


The National Science Foundation-supported Central African Forests and Institutions (CAFI) program of the University of Michigan¹s School of Natural Resources and Environment seeks paper and poster submissions for its workshop on Central African Forests in Paris on September 19 and 20, 2013. The workshop will focus on some of the most critical issues in the region related to forests, governance, climate change, local livelihoods, and driving concerns about power, inequality, and institutions.

The Central African Forests and Institutions (CAFI) Project is an interdisciplinary, multi-year study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor funded by the National Science Foundation. The workshop will feature thematically organized presentations based on recent research in the region and invites researchers with an interest in social and ecological outcomes and methods relevant to the analysis of such outcomes in forest landscapes. We encourage submissions in particular from graduate students and younger researchers, professionals, NGOs, and activists that address the following five themes relevant to the tropical forests of the Congo Basin: More

International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.