Governance for forest, nature and people

October 22 - November 2, 2011 Host Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation

The course aims to introduce experienced decision and policy makers in government and civil society to concepts and practical methods for managing larger processes of policy development and their implementation with involvement of relevant stakeholders and interest groups in society.

A special focus of the course is the facilitation of social learning among individuals, groups and/or organisations within the speciļ¬c context of national forest programmes or comparable sector wide approaches. Processes of social learning look beyond the simple act of stakeholder participation to focus on the dynamics that make stakeholder participation work as an effective force for sustainable resource governance.

We will analyse and share experiences with ongoing policy developments in South-East Asia, such as the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programmes, decentralisation and national forest programmes, to explore tools and methods that ensure inclusion of actors at local, regional, and national levels and improve the ownership and commitment for their implementation. For more information:


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April 2018