1st International scientific conference: “African forest-related policies and politics” (AFORPOLIS 1) 24 – 27 September 2018 in Yaoundé (MontFébé hotel) , Cameroon



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The University of Göttingen in Germany and the University of Dschang in Cameroon are organizing the first IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) social sciences conference on “African forest-related policies and politics”, AFORPOLIS 1. This international and interdisciplinary scientific conference aims to advance cutting-edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest governance. A selection of best manuscripts, if approved by a rigorous peer-review, will be published in a special issue of the journal, Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier, IF: 2.49).




- Prof. Dr. Max Krott, Professorship of Forest and Nature Conservation Policy, University of

Göttingen & Founding Editor of Forest Policy and Economics

- Dr. Esther Mwangi (tbc), Principal Scientist with Forests and Governance at CIFOR.

- Dr. Chimère Diaw, Director General of African Model Forests Network

- Dr. Alain Karsenty, Research Director and socio-economist with CIRAD

- Prof. Dr. Maria Brockhaus, Professorship of International Forest Policy, University of Helsinki



Proposals for oral presentations, sessions and posters should explicitly refer to at least one of the ten following selected conference sub-themes: 1) Nature conservation policies; 2) Forest and climate change; 3) Political economy of deforestation; 4) Forestlands and agricultural commodities; 5) Biodiversity and market-based instruments; 6) Transnational and decentralised forest governance; 7) Development, social equity and sustainability; 8) Forest concessions; 9) Ecotourism and forest recreation; 10) livelihoods and Non-timber forest products.



Please notice that payments of registration fees should be done by July 30, 2018. After payment, please kindly send to the organizing committee (iufroyaounde2018@gwdg.de) a confirmation of the money transfer with a justification of your payment category (e.g students ID, proof of affiliation, etc.). A formal invitation letter will be sent to each participant after the payment confirmation. Conference contact: iufroyaounde2018@gwdg.de



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