Forests of learning : experiences from research on an adaptive collaborative approach to community forestry in Nepal; a synthesis of lessons from the Adaptive Collaborative Management Research Project in Nepal, 1999–2002 and 2004–2007

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dc.contributor.author McDougall, Cynthia
dc.contributor.author Ojha, Hemant
dc.contributor.author Banjade, Mani Ram
dc.contributor.author Pandit, Bishnu Hari
dc.contributor.author Bhattarai, Tara
dc.contributor.author Maharjan, Manik
dc.contributor.author Rana, Sushila
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-13T12:27:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-13T12:27:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.isbn 978-979-14-1277-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50845
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cifor.org/online-library/browse/view-publication/publication/2632.html
dc.description.abstract In recent years, awareness has grown in Nepal and globally regarding two of community forestry’s most critical challenges: equity and livelihoods. Yet even as understanding of these challenges has improved, actors from the local to the national levels in Nepal continue to be confronted with the dilemma of how to address these challenges in such a diverse, complex and dynamic context. This synthesis explores an adaptive collaborative approach to governance and management as one avenue to meet these challenges. This approach integrates inclusive decision making, networking, social learning, and pro active adjustments of practice and policies based on learning. The synthesis’ lessons are drawn from a six-year partnership-based research initiative in Nepal—spearheaded by the Center for International Forestry Research—which spanned the local, district and national levels. Key points of learning discussed in this book include factors, processes and arrangements that support—or limit—adaptive and collaborative capacities, such as active facilitation, ‘nested’ decision making, and learning-based monitoring. The book also explores both the conceptual underpinnings of the approach as well as its effects in research sites, including in terms of benefits for the poor, women and other traditionally marginalised people. This book is intended as a resource for policy makers and civil society practitioners alike, as well as researchers and others interested in pro-equity and livelihood innovations in community forestry. Through its clear conceptual and research lesson focus, this synthesis complements and is a sister publication to the hands-on guidebook entitled Facilitating Forests of Learning. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (126 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, ID en
dc.subject COMMUNITY FORESTRY en
dc.subject PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL en
dc.subject NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS en
dc.subject LIVELIHOODS en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject MINOR FOREST PRODUCTS en
dc.subject SOCIAL FORESTRY en
dc.subject FOREST CONSERVATION en
dc.subject FOREST MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject FOREST PRODUCTS en
dc.subject GENDER ANALYSIS en
dc.subject NEPAL en
dc.title Forests of learning : experiences from research on an adaptive collaborative approach to community forestry in Nepal; a synthesis of lessons from the Adaptive Collaborative Management Research Project in Nepal, 1999–2002 and 2004–2007 en
dc.type Book en
idrc.project.number 102046
idrc.project.componentnumber 102046001
idrc.project.title Community Forestry (Nepal) en
idrc.copyright.holder CIFOR
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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