To support and invest in developing capacities on forestry-related conflict resolution at the regional level, AFoCO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly organized a hybrid capacity-building training entitled “Resolving Conflicts to Advance Sustainable Forest Management and Restore Landscapes” in the Republic of Korea. The training focused on enhancing participants’ understanding of conflicts and different approaches to conflict resolution. Partners involved include the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC). The training was conducted through lectures, assignments, reading materials, group assignments, and field excursions to introduce the concept of “conflict” and its drivers, approaches to accessing conflict behaviors, stakeholder mapping, and consensus-building for conflict resolution.
This policy brief summarizes the collective knowledge gained from participants’ discussions at the workshop.