CIFOR and NICFI supporting students from Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, Mexico and Colombia embarking on field assessments in three countries
A group of eight graduate students working in Brazil, Indonesia and Peru have also joined these efforts to develop a comparative evidence base for REDD+. Sponsored by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), these students are speaking to communities in the Amazon, collecting information in Kalimantan and looking at wellbeing outcomes in Peru.
CIFOR launched a competitive process in 2017 to select graduate students who would work at several GCS REDD+ research sites in Brazil, Peru and Indonesia to collect detailed livelihoods and land use data that would contribute to CIFOR’s evaluation of the impacts of REDD+ through a comparative, quasi-experimental approach. The support included funding for their field research, access to a global network of CIFOR scientists and partners and support in analysis and writing needed to complete their PhD and Master’s theses and move on to the next steps in their careers.
Here are their stories.