CIFOR at 2016 IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania

Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research

24 - 27 October, Beijing, China.
26 October 2016 | 16:00-18:00 | 302B

Forest Tenure Reform process in developing countries: Achievements and critical challenges

Forest tenure reforms in Nepal, Indonesia and China have allocated a considerable area to smallholder and community-based forest management though they vary greatly in terms of their design and implementation, including which rights and responsibilities, as well as economic incentives, are associated with land transfers. This session will bring together scholars and practitioners primarily from these countries to share national and sub-national case studies of tenure reform processes. Cases will seek to characterize common variables as well as context specific factors that have so far affected reform outcomes.


Mani Ram Banjade (Center for International Forestry Research), Chen Shaozhi (Chinese Academy of Forestry) & Naya Sharma Paudel (ForestAction Nepal)


Mani Ram Banjade (CIFOR) & Chen Shaozhi

CIFOR Panelists:

Tuti Herawati
"Outcomes of land and forest tenure reform implementation in Indonesia"

Bijaya Raj Paudyal
"Forest Tenure Reform Challenges: Lessons from 40 years of Community Forestry programme in Nepal"

Shaozhi Chen
"The knowledge sharing and information dissemination of China’s Collective Forest Tenure Reform"

Naya Sharma Paudel
"Securing Tenure Rights for Forest Dependent Communities: The case of Community Forestry in Nepal"

By Wiratno
"Reform of Forest Tenure in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities"

Miao Guangping
"The Trend & Prospect of Collective Forest Tenure Reform in China"


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