ASFCC advanced writing workshop

Hanoi and Ninh Binh, Vietnam, 16-22 November 2017


CIFOR in collaboration with the Vietnamese Academy of Forestry Sciences (VAFS) organized an ASFCC advanced writing workshop in Hanoi and Ninh Binh on 16-22 November 2017. The workshop objectives were: 1) to generate evidence on social forestry, climate change and development at national and sub-national levels that can support livelihood and forest resilience; and 2) to support capacity building, shared learning and networking among ASFCC country partners from Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam. During the workshop participants were encouraged to collaborate with each other in developing an extended paper outline and identifying potential co-authors of his/her article.

The workshop was attended by fifteen participants from ASFCC country partners and associates from Tanjungpura University (UNTAN)-Indonesia, National University of Lao (NUOL), and Vietnamese Academy of Forest Science (VAFS). Emerging topics for paper writing include:

  • Exploring drivers of land use change in swidden landscapes and impacts of change on local livelihoods and forest (Laos and Indonesia)
  • Factors influencing local participation (or non-participation) in forest management and conservation (Vietnam and Laos)
  • Migration and its role in transforming land uses and resilience of swidden landscapes and communities in Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam.
  • Importance and impact of migration to local risk coping strategies in Son La and Nghe An provinces, Vietnam
  • Trapped in the margins of Southeast Asia? Swidden farmers struggling to cope
  • On social network:
    1. When does information drive change in land use and land cover? Lessons for improving equal access to forest development programs.
    2. Implications of network patterns in land use change and migration on households’ involvement in forest conservation: a comparative analysis of Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia.
  • Social forestry for resilience? Lessons from Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam

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Presentation and discussion during the writing workshop


ASFCC team excursion day in Ninh Binh