Conflicts over forest resources limit the success of sustainable forest management initiatives such as forest and landscape restoration (FLR) efforts. They also impede inclusive and sustainable development that countries aspire for. Building sufficient human resources capable of effectively managing conflict by responding early and addressing the causes to turn conflicts into opportunities for positive change is therefore a priority.
This training is hosted by AFoCO and FAO. Partners include the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC). CBI is an organization with decades of experience helping leaders collaborate to solve complex problems with expertise in facilitation, mediation, capacity building, citizen engagement, and organizational strategy. RECOFTC strives for a future where people live equitably and sustainably in and beside healthy, resilient forests by the means of building
capacities of communities, governments, civil society organizations, and companies so local communities can sustainably manage and benefit from their forests.
The report was prepared by the AFoCO Regional Education and Training Center for the AFoCO- FAO Joint Capacity Building Training on “Resolving Conflicts to Advance Sustainable Forest Management and Restore Landscapes” organized online (17 and 22 November 2022) and face-to-face (29 November- 2 December 2022) at Forest Literature House, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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