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SCIFOR Project

Science and Power in Participatory Forestry (SCIFOR)

Duration: 4 years (Jan 2014 – Dec 2017)

Project Goal: To promote participatory forestry planning and management approaches that

support equitable, environmentally sound, and economically rational forest management.

Specific research objectives are to understand:

  • The justifications and functions of scientific forest management planning and the values attributed to it, from the perspective of the forest bureaucracy.
  • The role of scientific forest management planning in forest communities’ forest management and planning practices.
  • How scientific forest management planning affects communities’ relations to the forest bureaucracy.
  • How scientific forest management planning affects people’s participation and inclusion in participatory forestry at the CFUG level.

Major Activities: Award 4 PhD degrees; short term research grants; develop and implement teaching curricula in adaptive forest management planning; develop practical guidelines on adaptive participatory forest management planning; disseminate project results (Nepal and Tanzania).

Funded by: Danish Consultative Research Committee on Development Research (DANIDA)

Budget: DKK 9 million

Collaborators: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania; IOF, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Aarhus University, Denmark; IFRO, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Project Coordinator: Dr. Santosh Rayamajhi ([email protected])

Website: http://www.ifro.ku.dk/english