The objective of the conference is to promote understanding and sharing of knowledge, good practices and solutions among and between scholars, practitioners, private sector and policy makers on sustainable and equitable wood fuel value chains and to advocate and explore strategies for their scaling-up.
The conference focuses on the following themes:
- Wood fuel production and use: Environmental impacts and sustainable pathways.
- Socio-economics of wood fuel value chains: Resilience, trade, livelihoods and health.
- Governance, including policy, legislation, institutional mechanisms and justice in the wood fuel sector.
The event will be held at the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Kumasi is easily reached by public transportation from Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The conference is hybrid, allowing participation with physical or virtual (on-line) presence. If a hybrid conference is not possible due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the conference will convert to full virtual conference.
Simultaneous interpretation between English and French will be available.
The conference is organised by a consortium of research institutions and networks (CIFOR, ICRAF, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Copenhagen, AFORPOLIS and IUFRO) and with support of FAO. The conference is organized in close collaboration with the Government of Ghana, namely the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Environment, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Energy, the Ghana Energy Commission, the Ghana Forestry Commission and the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency.
CIFOR-ICRAF’s participation in this event is part of the project Governing Multifunctional Landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa, which is financed by the European Union.