Conflict sensitivity to the development and climate change approaches in the Sahel will be determine the stability of this vast and complex region. One critical but often excluded group, argues Dr Sebastiaan Soeters, are Sahelian pastoralists, without whom the current approaches to development will be compromised. Dr Soeters presents findings from his research on how […]

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Dr Deepa Joshi has, over the past five years, led a team of researchers into issues, conflicts and injustices relating to hydropower development in the Eastern Humalayas. As principal investigator of one of the seven research projects in the DFID-funded, NWO-managed “Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change” programme, she has paid close […]

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Rinchu Dukpa of Wageningen University conducted her PhD alongside the Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change (CCMCC) programme, focusing on the Hydropower development in the context of climate change project. She looked specifically at the social differentiation and local contestation against hydropower projects. She shares some insights on gender as her studies […]

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Samata Manandhar has worked on the Community based adaptive learning in management of conflicts and natural resources in Bangladesh and Nepal (CALCNR). As the research project closes, she reflects on the project’s impact on forest users in the Chisapani forest area of Nepal, where participatory action research has led to a unique transformation of conflict […]

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Mekonnen Biru discusses the lessons learnt from a forestry conflict transformation training in Thailand that can be applied to climate finance-related projects seeking to improve the management of forests in Ethiopia. The training, hosted by The Center for People and Forests in Bangkok, focused on ways to transform forests to foster better governance by highlighting […]

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Over the past five years, MOSAIC project has looked at climate change mitigation policies, land grabbing and conflict in fragile states with an emphasis on understanding the intersections and transformations in Myanmar and Cambodia. The project’s Courtney Work attended a training at the Center for People and Forests in Bangkok, Thailand where researchers from the […]

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“I have the legal contract with the government to carry out the logging activity in this area, so no one has the right to stop me!” I was raising my voice and had my hands on the table firmly; I needed to make my position known in the argument that was taking place between government […]

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Following training at The Centre For People and Forests in Bangkok, Thailand on “Transforming forest landscape conflicts for better governance”, researcher Alma Patricia Soto Sánchez draws parallels on the experiences in Mexico with those of researchers and communities in Nepal, Ethiopia, Cambodia and Thailand. Alma writes on her research with the Conflict and Cooperation over […]

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Vijaya Sthapit has worked on the Community Based Adaptive Learning in Management of Conflicts and Natural Resources (CALCNR) project in Nepal since 2014 where increasing frequency of water shortages was resulting in competing claims in rural communities. He discusses the adoption of a multiple-use water system and how it resulted in conflict being transformed into […]

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