Corporate news

Looking for the latest updates on CIFOR partnerships, projects and events? Scan the list below, and don’t forget to check Forests News for research stories and interviews.


Involving communities in forest management planning in Kenya

14 May 2018

Local community participation in managing forest and water resources is key to reducing degradation trends and improving livelihoods, but a key challenge in Kenya has been achieving joint management for forests and water by regarding them as linked resources. Overcoming this is one of the central goals of Water Towers of East Africa: Policies and […]

Enhancing co-benefits from joint forest and water management in Mt. Elgon ecosystem in Uganda

14 May 2018

“There are various restoration initiatives and projects by stakeholders in the Mount Elgon region in Uganda, which is recognized as a hotspot area. However, if we still have degradation challenges, the question is, where is the problem despite having these conservation initiatives by various stakeholders?” These were the remarks of Bob Kazungu, from Uganda’s Ministry […]

CIFOR signs MOU with Clean Power Indonesia to explore bamboo biomass

18 Apr 2018

BOGOR (19 April 2018) – Exploring the biomass potential of bamboo, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will sign a memorandum of understanding today with Clean Power Indonesia (CPI), originators of “Listrik Gotong Royong,” bamboo-based biomass power generation projects for and by community users. “We are happy to sign such an MoU with the […]

Apply now: Graduate thesis grant for CIFOR’s Research Program on Migration and Forests

17 Apr 2018

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) invites up to two Indonesian graduate students to collaborate with its Research Program on Migration and Forests, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ). Qualified candidates are invited to apply by 13 May 2018. The recipient(s) will be announced on 20 May […]

Research co-produced by CIFOR named a highlight of 2017 by Environmental Research Letters

03 Apr 2018

A study in which scientists from the Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) collaborated with researchers from Columbia University has been included in the 2017 Highlights that the renowned Environmental Research Letters has recently issued. The study, “Heightened fire probability in Indonesia in non-drought conditions: the effect of increasing temperatures”, looked at drivers, other than […]

Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry visits CIFOR to talk about future collaboration

14 Mar 2018

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) welcomed Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar at its Bogor headquarters to discuss greater collaboration between the government and the research institute. Palm oil, peatlands, social forestry – areas where CIFOR does extensive work – and wildlife habitat conservation were areas of great interest to […]

Celebrating World Wetlands Day with interactive wetlands map

02 Feb 2018

In honor of World Wetlands Day – which takes place every year on February 2 – explore the interactive Global Wetlands Map and its extensive collection of wetlands, histosols, or peaty soils, and their carbon stocks. Originally launched in 2016 to help identify the location of wetlands and how far they extend, the map comes […]

Water and forestry groups join forces for better conservation of Mau Forest, Kenya

06 Dec 2017

By Patrick Shepherd Kenya’s brief winter is all but over, now we eagerly await the ‘short rains’ to quench her thirst. It was during a sun-baked afternoon in October that I was invited to the Mau Forest by staff from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Green Belt Movement (GBM). They were […]

Introducing students to the ‘Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forestry’

05 Dec 2017

Indonesia’s future leaders in forestry and gender studies will have the chance to make the connections between their disciplines today at the Bogor headquarters of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Reaching out to the next generation of gender and forestry scholars, policymakers, civil society organizations and other stakeholders, CIFOR will introduce the Earthscan […]

Workshop: Bioenergy to restore Indonesia’s peatlands?

04 Dec 2017

Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) is seeking to broaden efforts to restore degraded peatlands through new Public-Private Partnerships. In collaboration with the government of Central Kalimantan, a series of workshops kicked off in the provincial capital, Palangkaraya, with experts from environmental NGOs, donor organizations, research institutes, and government agencies. The BRG says it is looking […]