The Yale Forest Forum (YFF) spring speaker series is The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forest Management.
Community-based forestry intends to create pathways for local people to have decision-making control of forest management. The key strategy of community-based forestry is to equitably empower all local stakeholders through a long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender equity. Key community stakeholders include historically marginalized groups such as indigenous people and ethnic minorities, as well as those who have geographic, economic, social and cultural relationships with their local forests.
Speakers will describe their personal and organizational experience with community forestry, the benefits of this inclusive approach, and address challenges to ensure equitable participation and sustainable forest management.
Join us every Thursday from February 4-April 29 from 11:30am-12:10pm ET. Note there will be no webinar on April 8.