29 Apr 2014,


International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) event

Commoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge

As developing countries grapple with the challenge of changing climates and sustainable development, CIFOR scientists will join hundreds of scholars, practitioners, and commoners in considering the role of the commons economically, socially and ecologically at the fourth global International Association for the…

Panel 1

Historical perspectives on landscape transformations and their implications in terms of changes in land ownership and control for different land users

Tuesday 4 June 08.30-10.00, Fujisan Hall

Forest and land use histories have important implications for understanding forest ecology in the social and political relationships with currently forested land in agricultural landscapes, and in identifying coping strategies and adaptation to environmental stress.

This panel will present historical evidence of landscape transformations…

Panel 2

Trade-offs between large-scale and small-scale land commercialisation and impacts on forest commons

Tuesday 4 June 10.30-12.00, Fujisan Hall

It is estimated that by 2050, up to 70 million hectares of new land will be needed to meet the global demand for food, fuel, fibre and other commodities. Various countries in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia have endeavoured to take advantage of this demand by developing national objectives via opening up to domestic and foreign investments…

Panel 3

Formalisation of access and trade in land and natural resources: Inter‐sectoral lesson sharing from and for forestry, mining, fisheries, and land tenure

Wednesday 5 June 08.30- 10.00 (first session), 10.30 -12.00 (second session), Fujisan Hall

Processes of formalisation, legalisation or codification of rights to access and trade in natural resources and land have been the subject of much research. Currently, and in recent years, there have been international and national efforts to formalise land and resource ownership in developing countries.

To better inform this debate,…

Contact: Paolo Cerutti and Louis Putzel
Panel 4

Spatial planning in Indonesia: Insights from research and action in West Kalimantan and Moluccas Provinces

Friday 8 June 10.30-12.00, Fujisan Hall

Spatial planning represents a cross-sectoral and multi-level governance process for the coordination of land allocation, land use and resource management. Still, balancing different land use interests at different levels of aggregation from the local, provincial and national levels renders spatial planning as an inherently complex process….

Panel 5

Enhancing gender equity in Ugandan and Nicaraguan community forests

Friday 8 June 13.30-15.00, Fujisan Hall

Aside from a few countries and case studies, there is relatively little information on gender differentiated-use of forest resources and a woman’s role in the decision-making process over forest management. There is even less guidance, or agreement, on how to begin to promote women’s participation in these areas.

The panel will present…

Contact: Anne Larson and Esther Mwangi
Panel 6

Methods and approaches for analysing gender differences in rights of access to the usage, and management, of forests and tree products

Friday 8 June 15.00-17.00, Fujisan Hall

Gender-sensitive research generates an understanding of key institutional, cultural and attitudinal contexts that entrench inequity across relevant sets of issue areas. Gender-sensitive research will also offer guidance on how to avoid or mitigate negative impacts associated with the increase of awareness in communities unfamiliar to the ideas…

Contact: Yen Mai