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About the conference

The University of Göttingen in Germany and the University of Dschang in Cameroon are organising the first IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) social sciences conference on “African Forest-related Policies and Politics”, AFORPOLIS 1. This international and interdisciplinary scientific conference aims to advance cutting-edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest governance. A selection of the best manuscripts, approved by a rigorous peer review, will be published in a special issue of the journal, Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier, IF: 2.49).

Conference venue

Mont Fébé Hotel, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Conference Schedule

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  • Day 1

    Septembre 24th , 2018

  • 1) Welcome speech Symphorien Ongolo, University of Göttingen - Germany 2) Opening speech Roger Tsafack Nanfosso, University of Dschang- Cameroon
    Main Event
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • Forestlands and agricultural commodities
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R2)

  • Biodiversity and market-based instruments
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R3)

  • Can Agroforestry bring profitability, sustainability and social equity? (ICRAF)
    Side events
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • Day 2

    Septembre 25th , 2018

  • Forest concessions
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R3)

  • Forestland and political instability
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R2)

  • Nature conservation policies
    Main Event
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • - Earth observation for monitoring forests in Central and Western (IRD)* - City tour and a visit of a wood market in Yaoundé * Shuttle service will be available at 16:30 for those of participants who would like to join the CIFOR ‘s garden party.
    Side events

  • Day 3

    Septembre 26th , 2018

  • Community forestry and local development
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R3)

  • Development, social equity and sustainability
    Main Event
    Where
    Development, social equity and sustainability

  • Transnational and decentralised forest governance
    Main Event
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • Territorial development
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R3)

  • Forestland use and informality
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R2)

  • Forest and climate change
    Main Event
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • The case of Mozambique (Ministry of Land Environment and Rural Development, Mozambique).
    Side events
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • Day 4

    Septembre 27th , 2018

  • International forest governance initiatives
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R3)

  • Institutions and forest regulation
    Main Event
    Where
    Session room (R2)

  • Livelihoods and non-timber forest products
    Main Event
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)

  • How do we know what we know? (FSC).
    Side events
    Where
    Plenary room (R1)


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