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Third Annual FLARE Network Meeting

29 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

The FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network, supported by DFID and coordinated from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for our 3rd annual meeting. Previous meetings (Paris 2015 and Edinburgh 2016) emerged as a unique space for presentations and discussions about forests and livelihoods. They created new relationships and collaborations, especially for younger researchers.

This year’s meeting is being organized in partnership with Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI), Forest, Climate and Livelihoods Research Network (FOCALI), and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). It will continue to advance discussion and collaboration around the forest-livelihood relationship, with special attention to three core themes: 1. Forests, Livelihoods, and the SDGs; 2. Small and Medium Forest Enterprises and Livelihoods; and 3. Policy Ethics for Forests and Livelihoods. We will also build in themes from prior FLARE meetings. As with previous meetings, we will develop one to two special issues using accepted abstracts and submitted meeting papers. We welcome participant engagement in proposal development. The meeting will also feature workshops on “Writing research proposals,” “Sharing research for impact,” and on the Livelihoods and Wellbeing app (LivWell) being developed by FLARE. Abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and additional workshops must address a meeting theme and follow the abstract guidelines.

FLARE network call for abstracts: deadline extension

Good news! The deadline to submit abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panels, posters, and workshops for the 3rd Annual FLARE meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2017, has been extended to Tuesday, June 20th! The meeting will cover a wide array of themes related to forests and livelihoods. We will build on past discussions and create new ones.

Dr. Peter Holmgren, Director-General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), will give a keynote presentation at the meeting.

In line with this extension, the abstract submission deadline for thematic reports around two of the FLARE meeting themes (Ethics of forest-livelihood policies, and Forests, livelihoods, and the SDGs) has also been extended to Tuesday, June 20th. These reports are commissioned and co-sponsored by Rights and Resources Initiative. Selected authors will be invited to Stockholm to present the findings of the report.

Notification of decisions will be sent by July 7th and registration will open July 8th. More information can be found in the attached calls and on our webpage: