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October 16, 2017
This course is based on two PROFOR–FAO publications on forest governance. One offers a framework for assessing forest governance and the other describes good assessment practices. In five modules, the course will cover: What is forest governance? How do you write an overall plan for a governance assessment? How do you write a specific plan for data collection? How do you collect and analyze data? How do you achieve impact with your results and prepare for future work? To enroll in the course—   1. Go to the OLC web page. If you have taken an OLC course before,...
October 05, 2017
Secure tenure is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of rural economic development goals. However, tenure rights remain insecure across forest areas in many low and middle-income countries, undermining development objectives and creating risks of negative impacts on local people. Part of the Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights serires, the Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World event will focus on scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community and women’s land rights. Alongside the event, PROFOR will hold a...
September 29, 2017
PROFOR will join the FLARE Annual Meeting 2017 to present the Forest-SWIFT tool and findings from its application in Turkey. The Forest-SWIFT tool facilitates data gathering to track and understand poverty and forest dependence.  
August 28, 2017
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) hosted its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). Participants represented an array of sectors—government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector—with a wide range of professional expertise in the natural and social sciences, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, urban and regional...
October 26, 2016
FAO, CIFOR, IFRI, LSMS and PROFOR of the World Bank jointly launched the sourcebook ‘’National socioeconomic surveys in forestry: guidance and survey modules for measuring the multiple roles of forests in household welfare and livelihoods” in Rome on October 27. Seeing the Forests and the Trees by Gwendolyn Stansburry on the Data Blog provides an overview of the sourcebook, as does the PROFOR story A new Survey Tool Promises to Raise the Profile of Forests in National Development Agendas.