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08Sep 2015

Side event on “Driving Change in Forest Governance: Public Forest Agencies in the Twenty-First Century” Date: September 8, 2015 | 18:15-19:30 Location: Durban, South Africa Organizers: MegaFlorestais, Rights and Resources Initiative, FAO Background Governing the world’s forests today is not the same as in the early 20th century, or even a few years ago. In […]

14May 2015

Side Event at the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests featuring MegaFlorestais Leaders Date: 05/14/2015 – 1:15 PM-2:45 PM Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City Purpose This side event will inform UNFF participants of the current status of forest tenure, governance issues, and new initiatives underway to strengthen forest governance and assist […]

13Apr 2015

MegaFlorestais celebrates a decade of convening global forest leaders to find innovative solutions to global challenges Rapid changes in the world’s climate and rising pressures on its natural resources have pushed its forests into a constant state of flux. For this reason, many leaders of public forest agencies across the world have come to realize […]

31Jan 2015

India’s Down to Earth Journal cover story on Mexico’s forestry experience, with contributions gathered at the Next Generation 2014 seminar Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava traveled to the forested states of Mexico to document this turnaround and brings home lessons on forest governance Mexico has made great strides in democratising its forest governance. More than 70 per […]

09Oct 2014

Sally Collins participated in the XXIV IUFRO World Congress on “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research” Plenary 3 Panel: Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis, and Application at the Forest Science/Management Interface How can we effectively integrate the many ways of understanding forests to create the best paradigms to manage them? That was the question that moderator […]

01Aug 2014

The Society for the Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) supported an Indian journalist’s travel to Mexico to learn about community forestry. During his trip he spoke to several government and civil society representatives and participated in the 2014 Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders seminar. His research findings were published as a cover story in the Down to […]

13Nov 2013

Tasso Azevedo, a forestry manager and socio-environmental entrepreneur dedicated to preserving the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Bright Award at Stanford University. The $100,000 prize is given annually to an unheralded individual who has made significant contributions to global sustainability. It is the top environmental award from […]

08Oct 2012

As the government of Lao PDR is revising its policies and laws on land and natural resources, eight official representatives participated in a study tour from october 8-12, 2012 to learn from Mexico’s experience in tenure reform and forest management. The tour was organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative, with the support of the […]

30Apr 2012

The Environmental Economics Program in China (EEPC) of Peking University and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), jointly organized a study tour for the delegation of the Chinese Society of Forestry Economics (CSFE) in the USA from April 30 to May 4, 2012. The objective of this study tour was to learn from the experiences […]

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