Responding to Environmental Issues through Adaptive Collaborative Management
From Forest Communities to Global Actors
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With a particular focus on forest management and governance, this book examines how the Adaptive Collaborative Management approach can be utilised to address global environmental issues by complementing global and national policies with community-based action and commitment.
There is broad recognition of the need to involve local communities and to enhance the resilience of local systems, both social and biophysical. However, more support for smallholders, Indigenous Peoples, and local communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods, and have a key role in their stewardship, is needed. This volume argues that the activation and the empowerment of local peoples is critical to addressing current environmental challenges. This can be achieved by employing the participatory approach of Adaptive Collaborative Management, which is characterized by conscious efforts among stakeholders to communicate, collaborate, negotiate, and seek out opportunities to learn collectively about the impacts of their actions. The authors' suggestions for this approach are based on decades of experience working with local communities, with this volume drawing on case studies from three Indonesian Islands and four African countries, all areas where development pressure is acute. They provide concrete examples showing how a bottom-up approach can function to enhance policies and development. Researchers and practitioners who participated in CIFOR’s early Adaptive Collaborative Management work, had the rare opportunity to return to their research sites decades later to see what has happened. These authors reflect critically on their own experience and the conditions at the sites to glean insights that will help us effectively address climate change and other forest-related challenges.
This book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners working in the fields of conservation, forest management, community development, natural resource management and development studies more broadly.
Table of Contents
1. A Time to Change Direction 2. Revisiting Baru Pelepat: Life after ACM (Indonesia) 3. Trust Building in a Multi-stakeholder Forum in Jambi, Indonesia 4. ACM as a Pathway to Mitigate Jakarta’s Flood Impacts in a Changing Climate 5. The Power of Possibility in Landscape Governance: Multiple Lives of Participatory Action Research in Kajang, Sulawesi 6. Herding Cats: Facilitation in Social Learning Processes 7. Sustaining Adaptive Collaborative Management Processes: Challenges and Opportunities from Mafungautsi State Forest, Gokwe, Zimbabwe 8. An Assessment of Participatory Forest Management Inspired by Adaptive Collaborative Management in Malawi 9. Collaborative Forest Management in Uganda: Policy, Implementation, and Longevity 10. ACM and Model Forests: A New Paradigm for Africa 11. Changing the Game: An Economy Built Around Stewardship
Carol J. Pierce Colfer is currently a Senior Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program, Ithaca, New York, USA. She is author/editor of numerous books, including Adaptive Collaborative Management in Forest Landscapes: Villagers, Bureaucrats and Civil Society (Routledge, 2021) Masculinities in Forests (Routledge, 2020), The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests (Routledge, 2017) and Gender and Forests (Routledge, 2016).
Ravi Prabhu is a forester with thirty years of international experience. He began his international career with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and has been with World Agroforestry (ICRAF) since 2012 and is the Deputy Director General-Research. Since January 2020 he is also the Director of Innovation, Investment and Impact at CIFOR-ICRAF. He won the Queen’s Award for Forestry in 2005, presented by HM Queen Elizabeth II. He is the co-editor of Adaptive Collaborative Management in Forest Landscapes: Villagers, Bureaucrats and Civil Society (Routledge, 2021).