Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, trends and ways forward

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Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, trends and ways forward

This one-day seminar, co-organized by Focali, will be an opportunity to learn from and discuss with land right experts from Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Sida, civil society organizations, the academia and the private sector.

What Seminar
When Sep 10, 2014 10:00 AM to
Sep 10, 2014 04:00 PM
Where Torgny Segerstedtsalen, Vasaparken, University of Gothenburg, Universitetsplatsen 1, Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact Name
Contact Phone +(46) 709 11 66 97
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This seminar has been carried out. Videos, presentations and a seminar report from the event can be found on the website for the Focali-SIANI theme "Forests, Landscapes and Food Security".

The seminar will focus on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries. These lands are often used in integrated ways by local communities under communal customary arrangements while often formally owned by the state. Unclear land rights make these resources and associated livelihoods particularly vulnerable in the current context of increased demand for land; this needs to be better recognized and articulated in discussions on land rights and responsible land investments. 

The event aims to contribute to knowledge sharing around forests and community land rights and discuss ways forward and concrete roles that different actors can play to advance those rights.Two sessions will be held during which international and Swedish experts will participate in facilitated panels and open discussions with seminar participants. 
RRI is a global coalition of 14 Partners and over 140 international, regional and community organizations advancing forest tenure, policy and market reforms. Several land rights experts from RRI will present at the seminar and elaborate on the issues with representatives from Sida, civil society organizations, the academia and the private sector in open discussions with seminar participants. 

Coffee and registration (from 9.15)

Session 1 (10.00 – 12.30): 
Forest and community land rights in the current development conjuncture 
Presenters Jenny Springer, David Bray & Samuel Nguiffo talks about issues and trends, followed by a panel discussion on their presented topics:
- Global forest and community tenure challenges
- The role of community forests and community lands in achieving global  development goals
- Tenure trends and pressures on forest communities in Cameroon
Lunch Break
Session 2 (13.30 – 15.30): 
Concrete actions for advancement of forest and community land rights 
Presenters Andy White & Lou Munden brings their perspective on ways forward, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the private sector on:
- Priorities and strategic initiatives for securing forest and community land rights
- Integrating tenure risks in investment decisions
Mingle and snacks
Read more in the Official Flyer with full, updated programme.
Live webcast: 
A stream will appear on at CET 10:00
Online registration is now closed but there might still be available seats due to late cancellations! 
If you are interested in joining us, please contact the project coordinator. 
Please Note: following the seminar via the web stream is free and open to all - and does consequently not require any registration
To cancel your registration please contact Kristina Fermskog, Project Coordinator at Focali and LARRI:  
This seminar is co-organized by LARRI at the University of Gothenburg, RRI, the “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security Theme”; a collaboration between SIANI and Focali, and Sida.

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