By Kaala B. Moombe The COLANDS Zambia team has, in recent months, been conducting field monitoring and assessments while at the same time, collaborating with partners, including participation in workshops, contributing to development plans, and facilitating discussions and education sessions. A cross-sectional workshop on the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders was organized by the Zambia […]
By Mathurin Zida Stakeholder groups from the Western Wildlife Corridor (WWC) have agreed on the following shared vision for the WWC: “A resilient and multifunctional landscape sustaining diversified livelihoods, biodiversity, and green value chains through inclusive and equitable governance”. The vision emerged from a stakeholder workshop including members of the COLANDS Ghana team in September […]
By Moira Moeliono and Linda Yuliani Members of the COLANDS team in Indonesia have been celebrating the promotion of Linda Yuliani, team leader and CIFOR scientist, to PhD in November 2022. Linda’s dissertation Communities at the Crossroads: Forest or large-scale monoculture in Kalimantan, Indonesia, although partly based on earlier work, was enriched by her COLANDS […]
Preliminary research by members of the COLANDS initiative suggests that including local voices in decision-making is necessary for successful integrated landscapes approaches (ILAs) – findings outlined by team members during a global forestry and livelihoods (FLARE) conference. Read more:
Throughout the first three-quarters of 2022, the COLANDS Indonesia country team facilitated numerous, existing multistakeholder platforms/processes (MSPs) in Kapuas Hulu.
Work by the COLANDS team in Ghana has been highlighted in recent months by two significant workshops: the first, a long-delayed stakeholder engagement workshop, which brought together farmers, traditional chiefs, local NGOs, and government in the Western Wildlife Corridor.
Between April and August 2022, the COLANDS team in Zambia organized two capacity building workshops, including an integrated landscape approach (ILA) reflection seminar, and a Training of Trainers workshop in participatory mapping held in Livingstone, Zambia on 23 June 2022.
Unravelling stakeholder perspectives of landscape dynamics and trade-offs to understand and apply these is essential to implementing integrated landscape approaches (ILAs), according to recent training in participatory mapping in southern Zambia.
Members of the COLANDS initiative presented findings with regard to integrated landscapes approaches and the application of multi-stakeholder approaches during the 2022 CIFOR-ICRAF Science Week. Read more:
Members of the COLANDS initiative joined with key stakeholders in Ghana’s Western Wildlife Corridor for a workshop 12-13 April 2022 in Bolgatanga, Ghana, to share experiences and knowledge in landscape management, engaging stakeholders in a landscape approach to shea landscape management, and assessing capacity and identifying capacity building needs. Participants included traditional chiefs, representatives from […]