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    2014 Archive [+]

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    Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders:
    Global Issues in Governing Natural Resources

    Oaxaca, Mexico

    July 28, 2014 - August 01, 2014

    MegaFlorestais 2014

    Buea, Cameroon

    May 05, 2014 - May 09, 2014

    Scaling Up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights:
    Session at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

    Washington, DC, USA

    The World Bank

    March 26, 2014

    Fifteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change:
    Challenges of Carbon Rights and Implementing new Warsaw Agreement on REDD+

    Washington DC, USA

    The Newseum

    March 19, 2014

    Precongreso Mesoamericano de Áreas Protegidas por Pueblos Indígenas: “Bosques para Siempre”:
    Organizado por: Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

    Hotel Wyndham San José Herradura

    March 17, 2014 - March 18, 2014

    International Women’s Day Rally

    Monrovia, Liberia

    March 04, 2014 - March 08, 2014

    State of Rights and Resources 2013-2014:
    A panel to discuss the slowdown in the recognition of community land rights, and the role of the private sector and other key players in 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    The Royal Society

    February 05, 2014

    2013 Archive [+]

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    2nd Meeting of the Community Tenure Rights Legal Reference Group

    Tagaytay City, Philippines

    December 02, 2013 - December 04, 2013

    Gender Justice Scoping Meeting

    Washington, USA

    Westin Hotel Georgetown

    November 07, 2013 - November 08, 2013

    MegaFlorestais 2013:
    The Architecture of Forest Governance in the 21st Century

    Bali, Indonesia

    October 21, 2013 - October 25, 2013

    Scaling-Up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights:
    An International Conference to Take Stock of Current Efforts, Identify Promising Strategies, and Catalyze New Alliances and Action

    Interlaken, Switzerland

    September 18, 2013 - September 20, 2013

    Global Conference on Community Participatory Mapping on Indigenous Peoples' Territories

    North Sumatra, Indonesia

    August 25, 2013 - August 31, 2013

    Rethinking Forest Regulations:
    An international training workshop for forest agency officials and civil society representatives to study the Montana case and discuss challenges linked to forest regulations

    Missoula, USA

    July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013

    Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders:
    Global Issues in Governance

    Oaxaca, Mexico

    May 27, 2013 - May 31, 2013

    Panel Discussion to Honor the Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for Islands and Island Nations

    Washington, DC, United States

    Georgetown Inn, 1310 Wisconsin Ave NW

    April 19, 2013

    Fourteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change:
    Extractive Industries, Communities, and Territorial Rights: Implications for poverty reduction and climate change

    Bogota, Colombia

    Centro de convencion COMPENSAR

    March 21, 2013 - March 22, 2013

    Thirteenth Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change:
    Harmonizing Tenure and Resource Policies in Central and West Africa's Changing Landscape

    Yaoundé , Cameroon

    Yaoundé Conference Center

    March 05, 2013 - March 07, 2013

    State of Rights and Resources 2012-2013:
    Landowners or Laborers? A panel on the rural development choices facing leaders of developing countries

    London, UK

    Royal Society

    February 05, 2013

    2012 Archive [+]

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    Conference on Forests and Common Lands in India:
    Rights, Conflicts, Forest Rights Act (FRA) and Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA)

    New Delhi, India

    December 18, 2012

    International Conference on Forest Tenure Reform:
    Status and review of forest tenure reforms in China and a global perspective on the way forward

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

    Hangzhou Tianyuan Hotel

    November 21, 2012 - November 23, 2012

    Hacia una estrategia de incidencia en UNASUR y el BNDES:
    Seminario - Taller

    Bogotá, Colombia

    November 12, 2012 - November 13, 2012

    Twelfth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change:
    Scaling-Up Strategies to Reduce Emissions and Advance Development in Forest Areas

    Washington DC, United States


    November 05, 2012

    Legal Options to Secure Community Property Rights

    Baguio City, Philippines

    October 23, 2012 - October 25, 2012

    MegaFlorestais 2012:
    Forest Governance in the 21st Century: Resilient Forest Communities, Landscapes and Agencies

    Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

    October 22, 2012 - October 25, 2012

    Workshop on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    October 09, 2012 - October 11, 2012

    Campaña a nivel nacional a favor del régimen comunal de propiedad en el Perú

    Lima, Perú

    Casa García Alvarado (Av. Larco 311, Miraflores)

    September 12, 2012

    International Knowledge Sharing and Learning Workshop on Land and Forest Tenure Reform

    Vientiane, Lao PDR

    Lao Plaza Hotel

    August 28, 2012 - August 29, 2012

    Seminario: Derecho de propiedad comunal y empresas extractivas

    Lima, Perú

    Auditorio de Derecho de la PUCP

    August 27, 2012 - August 29, 2012

    La certeza jurídica de la tierra:
    desafíos para los pueblos indígenas

    Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

    Hotel Princess

    August 01, 2012

    Rethinking Forest Regulations:
    An international training workshop for forest agency officials and civil society representatives to study the Montana case and discuss challenges linked to forest regulations

    Missoula, Montana, USA

    July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

    Seminario: Acciones Tempranas, Gobernanza Forestal y el proceso de la Estrategia Nacional REDD+

    Santa Marta, Colombia

    Centro de Convenciones Hotel Estelar Santamar

    June 26, 2012

    Community Forest Management to Assure Sustainable Development

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    T-10 (RioCentro)

    June 18, 2012

    Complex Institutional Frameworks for Sustainability:
    Resolving Conflicts & Promoting Coherence in Forest Governance

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    T-4 (Rio Centro)

    June 18, 2012

    Seminario el Papel de las Comunidades en la Gestión Forestal del Altiplano

    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

    Hotel S&J Bella Luna

    June 18, 2012

    Global Issues in Governing Natural Resources:
    Next Generation Leadership of Public Forest Agencies

    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

    June 04, 2012 - June 08, 2012

    The DRC Tenure Baseline Study Launch Workshop

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    May 31, 2012 - June 01, 2012

    National Workshop on Land and Forest Reforms in Cameroon

    Yaoundé, Cameroon

    May 29, 2012 - May 31, 2012

    The Colombian REDD+ Strategy:
    Possible Environmental and Social Impacts on Territories and Natural Resources

    Bogotá, Colombia

    Hotel María Isabel Bogotá S.A

    February 22, 2012 - February 25, 2012

    Rights and Resources 2011-2012:
    A panel on the trends shaping rural lands and lives

    London, UK

    The Royal Society

    February 01, 2012

    2011 Archive [+]

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    Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa:
    Analysis of the roots of African land tenure systems, recent policy trends and the phenomenon of large scale land acquisitions

    Washington, USA

    The River Inn

    November 08, 2011

    MegaFlorestais 2011:
    Forest Governance in Times of Economic Turmoil

    Oaxaca, Mexico

    October 17, 2011 - October 21, 2011

    Eleventh RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change:
    Status and Role of Public and Private Finance to Reduce Forest Loss and Degradation

    London, United Kingdom

    Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

    October 12, 2011

    2011 Global Issues in Governance:
    New Leadership for New Challenges

    Milford, Pennsylvania, United States

    Grey Towers

    September 12, 2011 - September 16, 2011

    Tenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change :
    Common approaches to dealing with the challenges of food security and climate change in forests and agriculture

    The Hague, The Netherlands

    September 07, 2011 - September 08, 2011

    Rethinking Forest Regulations

    Missoula, USA

    Lubrecht Experimental Forest

    July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

    Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: Experiences and Opportunities for Asia in a Changing Context

    Lombok, Indonesia

    The Santosa Villas & Resort

    July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

    Global trends: implications on the development and use of natural resources

    Stockholm, Sweden

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA)

    June 08, 2011

    Forum on Participatory Mapping in Latin America:
    Participatory Cartography and Rights to Territory and Resources

    Bogota, Colombia

    June 01, 2011 - June 03, 2011

    Cartographie Participative et Macro-Zonage en RDC:
    Quelles Implications sur la tenure foncière et forestière

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Hôtel Sultani

    April 27, 2011 - April 29, 2011

    Building a Collaborative Analysis of Global Forest Tenure

    Kathmandu, Nepal


    March 24, 2011 - March 25, 2011

    Renforcement de la représentation des peuples autochtones dans le FIPAC 2

    Impfondo, Congo-Brazzaville

    March 15, 2011 - March 19, 2011

    Ninth Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change

    London, UK

    Stationer's Hall, Ave Maria Lane, EC4M 7DD

    February 08, 2011

    Pushback: Local Power and Global Realignment in Advancing Forests for People:
    A UNFF Side Event hosted by RRI & ACICAFOC

    New York, USA


    January 28, 2011

    United Nations Forum on Forests:
    Session 9

    New York, USA

    United Nations Headquarters

    January 24, 2011 - February 04, 2011

    2010 Archive [+]

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    United Nations Climate Change Conference Cancun:
    COP 16 & CMP 6

    Cancun, Mexico

    November 29, 2010 - December 10, 2010

    RECOFTC Media Training on Climate Change and Conflict

    Bangkok, Thailand

    November 11, 2010 - November 12, 2010

    Africa Regional Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    United Nations Conference Center

    October 11, 2010 - October 12, 2010

    Workshop on Rural Trees and Agroforest Management

    Bamako, Mali

    Hôtel Colombus

    October 04, 2010 - October 05, 2010

    Conference on Forest Tenure and Regulatory Reforms:
    Experiences, Lessons and Future Steps in Asia

    Beijing, P.R. China

    Lakeview Hotel

    September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

    MegaFlorestais 2010

    Wuyishan, P.R. China

    Wuyi Mountain Villa

    September 20, 2010 - September 23, 2010

    African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests Strategic Planning Meeting

    Edea, Cameroon

    Cameroon Ecology Offices

    September 15, 2010 - September 18, 2010

    Workshop on Gender and Natural Resource Management in Cameroon

    Edea, Cameroon

    September 12, 2010 - September 14, 2010

    Mesoamerican Regional Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change - Webinar:
    Forests, Governance and Climate Change

    San Salvador, El Salvador

    Hotel Sheraton Presidente

    September 08, 2010

    Asia Dialogue on Community Forests and Property Rights in the Context of Climate Change

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Park Village Hotel and Resort

    August 11, 2010 - August 12, 2010

    Workshop on Community Rights in Cameroon:
    Links between land and forest tenure in recognizing community tenure rights

    Edea, Cameroon

    August 10, 2010 - August 12, 2010

    Subregional Workshop on the Sangha Trinational:
    The Sangha Trinational's Civil Society and Community Rights, Participation and Representation in National and Subregional Decisions

    Bayanga, Central African Republic

    August 03, 2010 - August 04, 2010

    Sensitization Workshop on REDD and Climate Change

    Edea, Cameroon

    July 20, 2010 - July 21, 2010

    Workshop on Gender, Rights and Tenure in Mali

    Bamako, Mali

    Hôtel Massaley

    July 15, 2010 - July 16, 2010

    Fifth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

    Washington, DC, United States

    Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylevania Ave NW, Room 706

    June 22, 2010

    Latin American Workshop on Environmental Services and Forest Governance:
    Learning With Communities, Reflections on REDD+ and other Compensation Mechanisms

    Cieneguilla, Peru

    June 15, 2010 - June 17, 2010

    Capacity Building and Territory Dynamics in Autonomous Indigenous Regions:
    Context, Difficulties, and Opportunities for Building Curricula

    Bilwi, Nicaragua

    May 31, 2010 - June 01, 2010

    Course on Payment for Environmental Services and REDD for Community Leaders

    Puerto Maldonado, Perú

    May 24, 2010 - May 27, 2010

    RRI Board Meeting

    Washington, DC, United States

    May 14, 2010

    2nd Annual Conference on Community Rights and Forests

    Monrovia, Liberia

    April 27, 2010 - April 30, 2010

    Third Annual Meeting of the Africa Community Rights Network (ACRN)

    Monrovia, Liberia

    April 27, 2010 - April 30, 2010

    Workshop on Community Forestry and Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD):
    Lessons learned from Mexico

    Washington, DC, United States

    April 26, 2010 - April 27, 2010

    World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

    Cochabamba, Bolivia

    April 20, 2010 - April 22, 2010

    Global Issues in Governance of Natural Resources:
    An international leadership training seminar

    Milford, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Grey Towers National Historic Site

    April 12, 2010 - April 16, 2010

    Fourth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

    London, UK

    Stationer's Hall, Ave Maria Lane, EC4M 7DD

    April 06, 2010

    Global Alliance of Community Forestry (GACF) Regional Workshop

    Bangkok, Thailand


    March 25, 2010 - March 29, 2010

    Cameroon Workshop for Elected Officials and Opinion Leaders:
    Developing an action plan for strengthening community rights in the context of legal reforms

    Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Hôtel Franco

    March 16, 2010 - March 17, 2010

    Forest Restructuring: Present Status and Future Strategy

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    SAP Falcha

    February 09, 2010

    Third Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change:
    Co-hosted by Chatham House and the Rights and Resources Initiative

    London, United Kingdom

    Chatham House

    January 22, 2010

    2009 Archive [+]

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    Second Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change:
    Co-hosted by Chatham House, the World Resources Institute and the Rights and Resources Initiative

    Washington, DC, United States

    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

    October 22, 2009 - October 23, 2009

    Local Conventions of Natural Resource Management:
    Actors’ strategies for rural communities’ rights in southern Mali

    Sikasso, Mali

    l'Assemblée régionale Sikasso

    October 13, 2009 - October 14, 2009

    MegaFlorestais 2009

    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

    Delta Whistler Hotel

    October 05, 2009 - October 09, 2009

    Forests and Climate Change – Do Local People Hold the Key?:
    Press Conference/Expert Panel

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

    October 01, 2009

    Community Forestry International Workshop Pokhara

    Pokhara, Nepal

    September 15, 2009 - September 18, 2009

    First Regional Forum for People and Forests:
    Carbon Financing and Community Forestry

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    August 18, 2009 - August 20, 2009

    International Conference on Community Rights, Forests and Climate Change

    New Delhi, India

    August 17, 2009 - August 18, 2009

    Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change - No. 1:
    Co-hosted by Chatham House and the Rights and Resources Initiative

    London, United Kingdom

    Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

    July 08, 2009

    Towards a rights-based agenda in international forestry?

    Berkeley, United States

    May 30, 2009 - May 31, 2009

    International Conference on Forest Governance, Tenure and Enterprise:
    New Opportunities for Livelihoods and Wealth in Central and West Africa

    Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Hotel Mont Fébé

    May 25, 2009 - May 29, 2009

    Cameroon Regional Workshop: Bertoua

    Bertoua, Cameroon

    March 09, 2009 - March 11, 2009

    International Workshop on Community Organizations and Networks:
    Sharing experiences from around the world

    Yaoundé, Cameroon

    La Maison Provincial

    March 05, 2009 - March 06, 2009

    Indian Forestry: Key Trends and Challenges

    New Delhi, India

    INTACH & India International Centre (IIC) Annexe

    March 05, 2009 - March 06, 2009

    Cameroon Regional Workshop: Mbalmayo

    Yaoundé, Cameroon

    March 02, 2009 - March 04, 2009

    Community Rights Mapping: Kribi:
    A Cameroon Regional Workshop for Decision-makers

    Kribi, Cameroon

    February 19, 2009

    Community Rights Mapping: Edea:
    A Cameroonian Regional Workshop for Decision-makers

    Edea, Cameroon

    February 18, 2009

    Women's Rights, Forests & Climate Change:
    New Urgencies, Old Problems

    Belem, Brazil

    World Social Forum

    January 27, 2009 - February 28, 2009

    2008 Archive [+]

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    RRI Latin America Strategy and Planning Meeting

    Belem, Brazil

    December 07, 2008 - December 08, 2008

    Forest Day 2:
    UNFCCC COP 14 Parallel Event

    Poznan, Poland

    December 06, 2008

    Provoking Change: Strategies to promote forest users in the Amazon:
    ForLive International Congress

    Belem, Brazil

    Fazenda Paraíso Mosqueiro

    December 01, 2008 - December 05, 2008

    RRI Lao Strategy and Planning Meeting

    Vientiane, Lao PDR

    November 17, 2008 - November 18, 2008

    RRI Nepal Strategy & Planning Meeting

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    November 12, 2008

    International Workshop on Strengthening the Federation of Community Forestry in Asia

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    November 08, 2008 - November 11, 2008

    MegaFlorestais 2008

    Brasilia and Manaus, Brazil

    October 27, 2008 - October 31, 2008

    RRI Mali strategy and planning meeting

    Bamako, Mali

    October 17, 2008

    International Conference on Rights, Forests and Climate Change

    Oslo, Norway

    Radisson SAS Park Hotel, Lysaker-Oslo

    October 15, 2008 - October 17, 2008

    Ownership and Access Rights in Decentralized Natural Resources Management in the Sahel:
    A Sub-Regional Workshop Organized by Intercooperation and RRI

    Bamako, Mali

    INRSP Conference Room at the Hippodrome

    October 13, 2008 - October 16, 2008

    [World Conservation Congress] Community Forest Tenure, Governance and Benefits: The Missing Link to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

    Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona International Convention Center Room 124, 11:30 - 13:00

    October 08, 2008

    Security in Access to Forest Resources and Equity in Community Forests | Burkina Faso:
    A National Workshop

    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    Joly Hôtel

    September 22, 2008 - September 23, 2008

    Workshop on Forests, Landscape and Governance:
    Roles of local communities, development projects, the state and other stakeholders

    Punakha, Bhutan

    September 03, 2008 - September 07, 2008

    The Contested Commons:
    From Conflict to Peace

    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    International Association for the Study of the Commons, Biennial Conference

    July 15, 2008

    From a Clash of the Commons to a New Global Agenda for Forests, Peoples and Climate Change:
    Policy discussion in the Palace of Westminster, United Kingdom

    London, United Kingdom

    Grand Committee Room, Palace of Westminster

    July 14, 2008

    RRI Governance Meetings

    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    July 09, 2008 - July 11, 2008

    RRI Asia Planning Meeting

    Vientiane, Lao PDR

    Novotel Hotel

    June 12, 2008 - June 14, 2008

    Meeting on the Operational Modalities of the ITTC:
    Civil Society Advisory Group Session

    Accra, Ghana

    June 09, 2008 - June 12, 2008

    Central American Civil Society Summit on Climate Change and the Environment

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    May 23, 2008 - May 27, 2008

    Community Rights Law with Respect to Forest Lands: Design and Implementation:
    Organized by Green Advocates

    Monrovia, Liberia

    Krystal Ocean View Hotel

    April 04, 2008

    International Conference on Tenure and Regulatory Reform in China

    Beijing, China

    Grand Skylight CATIC Hotel

    February 28, 2008 - February 29, 2008

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    LLSL Central and West Africa Workshop:
    Listening, Learning and Sharing in West and Central Africa

    Douala, Cameroon

    December 06, 2007 - December 08, 2007

    Conference Towards a New Global Forest Agenda:
    Rights, Governance and Major Global Challenges

    Stockholm, Sweden

    October 29, 2007

    MegaFlorestais 2007

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    October 16, 2007 - October 18, 2007

    International Conference on Poverty Reduction and Forests:
    Tenure, Market and Policy Reforms

    Bangkok, Thailand

    September 03, 2007 - September 07, 2007

    Conference on Community Forest Enterprise:
    Community Forest Enterprises in Tropical Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

    Rio Branco, Acre State, Brazil

    July 15, 2007 - July 20, 2007