Published: October 2009
IIED Briefing Papers
Product code:17070IIED

Forests are power bases, but often for the wrong people. As attention turns from making an international deal on REDD to making it work on the ground, the hunt will be on for practical ways of shifting power over forests towards those who enable and pursue sustainable forest-linked livelihoods. The Forest Governance Learning Group – an alliance active in Cameroon, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda and Vietnam – has developed practical tactics for securing safe space, provoking dialogue, building constituencies, wielding evidence and interacting politically. It has begun to have significant impacts. To deepen and widen those impacts, FGLG seeks allies.

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Mayers, J., Bhattacharya, P., Diaw, M., Kismadi, B., Long, C., Macqueen, D., Morrison, E., Mosse, M., Opoku, K., Ngubane, S., Sibale, B., Tan, N., Twesigye, B. and Vermeulen, S. (2009). Just forest governance: how small learning groups can have big impact. IIED, London.
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