Summerschool 2012: Practices, power, and knowledge in participatory forest management

Following the success of the 2011 summer school at WUR, a sequel for this was organized in in Rio de Janeiro by Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) group with its partners from Brazil- the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) situated in Rio de Janeiro.

Organisator Forest and Nature Conservation Policy & Program for Law and Environment - Getúlio Vargas Foundation (PDMA/FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

za 23 juni 2012 tot za 30 juni 2012

Locatie Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The summer school in 2012, will focus on the theme "Practices, power, and knowledge in participatory forest management", with prof. dr. Arun Agrawal (University of Michigan, USA) as its anchor teacher. The teaching team for this summer school includes, Prof. dr. Bas Arts, Dr. VirgĂ­lio Gibbon, Prof. dr. Peter May, Dr. Sailaja Nandigama, Dr. Marcelo R Lennertz, Dr. Paulo de Meira Lins, Dr. Esther Turnhout, and Dr. Sven Wunder representing various international Universities and institutions across the Global North and South.

This summer school is organised in collaboration with the Graduate School of International Development Studies, Roskilde University and Centre for Forests, Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen; the FNP partners from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (CPDA/UFRRJ); the International Finance Corporation(the World Bank Group); and the International Centre for Forest Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia.

This summer school is being organised in the immediate aftermath of the Political Ecology course (June 4-8, 2012), offered by the University of Copenhagen; the ISEE2012 Conference (June 16-19) organised by ISEE/UN-DESA (a UNCSD learning centre); and the Rio+20 Summit, June 20-22 (UNCSD); to promote and facilitate dialogue and intellectual interaction among academic researchers and practitioners sharing common interests in Forest and Nature Conservation.

We aim to bring in a maximum of 50 talented and highly motivated PhD fellows, Post-Doc researchers, and practitioners from across the world as participants for this summer school.

A limited number of fellowships/travel grants are available for FNP& FGV summer school participants registered in Universities/Institutes of developing countries.

Preparatory time: 2 weeks of self-reading and 1 week of attending lectures and interactive sessions.

Course contribution: 3 ECTS