Course on Forest and Landscape Governance
What is this new course about?
Forests and forested landscapes are more and more affected by global demands for food, fuel and fibre. These new pressures increasingly influence local landscape dynamics and related decision making processes. As a result, governance of forests and forested landscapes have become complex processes, and a shared responsibility of governments, civil society groups and private sector actors. Many of these actors are experimenting with their newly assigned roles as co-developers and implementers of forest- and landscape governance. And many are the new governance arrangements, which either formally or informally shape forested landscapes. Examples of such arrangements are multi-actor networks, citizen’s initiatives, certification schemes, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, and different forms of payment for environmental services (PES).
Why would you apply?
The course offers participants a chance to gain insight in the inter-disciplinary and integrated nature of forest- and landscape governance, in particular the role of stakeholders, institutions, and innovative governance arrangements, in particular Payment for Environmental Services (PES). And last but not least, it stimulates participants to consider their own role as manager, policy maker or practitioner, making use of a wide range of principles and tools to foster inclusive and informed decision-making at forest and landscape level.
Who is organising the course?
The two weeks course is organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen University, together with CIFOR and ICRAF. The course offers a unique combination of novel participatory training approaches of CDI with the sound scientific research work of CIFOR and ICRAF.
Where and when will it take place?
The course is planned for September 2st till September 13th, and will take place on the CIFOR/ICRAF campus in Bogor, Indonesia.
How can you apply for a NFP Fellowship?
If you wish to apply for a NFP fellowship, online applications for a NFP fellowship should be submitted through the Nuffic system, Scholarships Online (SOL). You have to submit the application yourself before 6 February 2013! We strongly suggest you to apply in time. The online registration may take some time (even days).
Please read the website from Nuffic carefully before you start with your application:
www.nuffic.nl/nfp and www.nuffic.nl/nfp-sol
If you need help with your application you can download the SOL user manual for applicants: http://www.studyinholland.nl/files/documents/scholarships/nuffic-scholarships/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/scholarships-online-sol/sol-manual-for-applicants
Please also pay attention to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page: www.nuffic.nl/nfp-faqs
If you are still facing problems you can contact Nuffic by telephone +31-(0)70-42 60 260 or by email through http://www.studyinholland.nl/contact/contact-form .
So, do not hesitate, and apply for this super course now!