Responsive Forest Governance Initiative explores impacts of conservation projects on local people
The Responsive Forest Governance Initiative has just released 10 working papers on REDD+, natural resource governance, and the impacts of conservation projects on local communities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon and the DRC.
Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI)
The Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. It is a $3 million, 4-year research and conservation application program focused on enabling and strengthening representation of forest-based people within local-government environmental decisions in Africa.
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RFGI Resources and Publications
Learning from projects to improve conservation interventions
Despite good intentions, conservation interventions sometimes have negative outcomes for the environment and local residents. The following research from the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative identifies some of the questions raised by unintended consequences of well-meaning decisions within the context of forest conservation, and it offers guidance on how to improve outcomes from future interventions.
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