Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

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Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

This event is co-organized by the two SIANI themes “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security” - coordinated by Focali and the “Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security” theme - coordinated by SLU-Global.

What Workshop
When May 16, 2016 09:00 AM to
May 17, 2016 04:00 PM
Where Room C in the Main Lecture Building at the Ultuna Campus of SLU, The Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, in Uppsala
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The workshop will focus on local level experiences of mitigation and adaptation to climate-related risks, and the policies and institutions affecting local capacity for such mitigation and adaptation. People are experiencing increasing frequency and intensity of climate related hazards like floods, storms and drought, threatening livelihoods and food security. However, policies and institutions for natural resource management do not always support local capacities to reduce vulnerability to such risks or adapt to changing conditions. Current institutional frameworks guiding land use, production and natural resource management are often divided by sector; e.g. they are decided separately within the agricultural and forest sector. The workshop will bring together people with interests in exploring cross-sectoral and landscape-oriented approaches to land use- and natural resource management in order to meet the challenges of climate change. The workshop will explore experiences of how local institutions for resource management integrate efforts of mitigation and adaption to climate change, and discuss the implications for livelihoods, landscape and differentiated capacity to adapt.

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The first day is open, but with a limit to 30 participants. The second day is per invitation only.

Outline of the workshop: During the first day key note speakers will introduce the core themes of the workshop, participants will be invited to present their experiences, and issues will be discussed in facilitated break out groups.

Speakers: Chusak Wittayapak, Chiang Mai University, Thailand/ Le Van An, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam/ Regan Suzuki Pairojmahakij, Centre for People and Forests, Thailand/ Dil Khatri, Forest Action, Nepal & Department of Urban and Rural Development, SLU/ Prasit Wangpakapattanawong,  ICRAF – World Agroforestry Organization, Thailand/ Le Thi Hoa Sen, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam/ Le Duc Ngoan, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam/ Ian Christoplos, Danish Institute for International Studies/ Fiona Miller, MacQuarie University, Australia

Expected outcomes: Concrete outcomes of the workshop are expected to be a policy brief and an application to organize a larger workshop on these issues in South/Southeast Asia. We also hope that the workshop will stimulate all of us participating to identify common interests, possible collaborations and research gaps.

Organizing committee: Malin Beckman, Andrea Nightingale (SLU researchers & Focali members), Margarita Cuadra (SIANI - SLU-Global Communicator), Maria Ölund (Focali & SIANI-Focali Theme Coordinator.)

For registration and questions, please write to Malin Beckman:

Download the workshop program here



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