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Session Overview
13-07: Land & Forest Tenure Reform for Policymakers & Practitioners
Friday, 24/Mar/2017:
9:00am - 10:30am

Location: MC 9-100

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ID: 1000 / 13-07: 1
MasterClass - learning day events

Land And Forest Tenure Reform Implementation And Tenure Security: An Orientation for Policy Makers And Practitioners

Anne Larson, Esther Mwangi, Mani Banjade

Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

What is tenure security? What are the key factors influencing forest tenure security? How can the tenure rights of multiple actors (men, women, indigenous groups etc) be secured during reform implementation? How can tenure security be advanced during reform implementation? These are some of the questions that participants will explore during this Masterclass session. The session will draw heavily from ongoing research and action under CIFORs Global Comparative Study on tenure reform implementation and from related initiatives by CAPRi, FAO and the International Land Coalition.

The main objective of this masterclass is to enable participants to better understand the concept of land and forest tenure security, its multi-dimensional nature, linkages of tenure reforms with people’s livelihoods and key future initiatives to secure the rights of forest and land dependent communities. The session will also introduce participants to Participatory Prospective Analysis, a collaborative approach for analyzing tenure threats and for identifying options for tenure security. Masterclass will establish a community of practice and will be engaged over the course of the next two years in subsequent learning activities including a tenure café, electronic consultation and regional forums aimed at deepening our understanding of how to secure tenure rights in multiple settings.

Anne Larson is a Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), based in Lima, Peru. She obtained her PhD in 2001 from U.C. Berkeley in Wildland Resource Science, with an emphasis on resource policy and institutions. Her current research priorities include opportunities for and challenges to forest tenure reforms; women’s rights to land in communal forests; and multilevel governance, REDD+ and low emissions development. She coordinates fieldwork in Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Anne represents CIFOR to the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and served as a council member of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) until 2016. She has done both more traditional and action research, as well as supporting innovative initiatives such as the design of a diploma course for indigenous communities and leaders. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she worked as a journalist, activist and lobbyist.