Information for 17070IIED
Just forest governance: how small learning groups can have big impact
James Mayers, Prodyut Bhattacharya, ChImere Diaw, Budhita Kismadi, Cath Long, Duncan Macqueen, Elaine Morrisson, Marcelo Mosse, Kyeretwie Opoku, Steven Ngubane, Bright Sibale, Nguyen Quang Tan, Bashir Twesigye, Sonja Vermeulen
IIED Briefing, 4 pages
Forests are power bases, but often for the wrong people. As attention turns from making an international deal on REDD to making it work on the ground, the hunt will be on for practical ways of shifting power over forests towards those who enable and pursue sustainable forest-linked livelihoods. The Forest Governance Learning Group – an alliance active in Cameroon, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda and Vietnam – has developed practical tactics for securing safe space, provoking dialogue, building constituencies, wielding evidence and interacting politically. It has begun to have significant impacts. To deepen and widen those impacts, FGLG seeks allies.
The Forest Governance Learning Group aims to connect forest-dependent people who are marginalised from forest governance with those who control it.
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Forest Governance Learning Group