Focali seminar: Forests, Climate and Livelihoods in Burkina Faso

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Focali seminar: Forests, Climate and Livelihoods in Burkina Faso

Welcome to attend this seminar and lunch where current multi-disciplinary research in Burkina Faso will be presented and discussed.

What Seminar
When May 22, 2013 09:00 AM to
May 22, 2013 01:00 PM
Where Centre for Environment and Sustainability GMV, Aschebergsgatan 44 Göteborg
Contact Name
Contact Phone 0709-116697
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Burkina Faso has one of the poorest populations in the world, of which a majority depends directly on small-scale agroforestry production. With projections showing an increasingly dry and warm climate, Burkina Faso is facing daunting challenges in terms of natural resource governance and sustainable livelihoods. Based on short presentations of current multi-disciplinary research in Burkina Faso, this seminar aims to stimulate a discussion of how these challenges can be approached. 
The seminar is co-organised by Focali (Forest, Climate and Livelihood research network), School of Global Studies at University of Gothenburg and Centre for Environment and Sustainability GMV. 
Register for the seminar and lunch by sending an e-mail to the Focali project coordinator
Download the seminar poster here 

Seminar program:

Introduction by Per Knutsson, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

- Line Gordon, Stockholm Resilience Centre:

People as potential drivers and beneficiaries of the re-greening in the Sahel

- Muriel Cote, University of Edinburgh:

Contextualising discussions on institutions: the current forest decentralisation reform in Burkina Faso

- Aida Bargués Tobella, SLU, Umeå University:

Intermediate tree cover maximizes groundwater recharge in the semi-arid tropics


- Martin Karlsson, Linköping University:

Remote sensing of Sudano-Sahelian vegetation: present capabilities and future research needs

- Lisa Westholm, Chalmers:

REDD+ in Burkina Faso: an example of global governance in practice

- Jenny Friman, University of Gothenburg:

Governance, livelihoods and the distribution of natural resources in the Burkina Faso Parklands

Concluding discussion moderated by Per Knutsson

Lunch at GMV 




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