Integrated landscape approaches feature prominently in recent UN conventions as promoted strategies to address inter-connected social, political, economic and environmental challenges in tropical frontier landscapes. However, evidence of their effectiveness remains poorly researched, reported and understood. This session will address this gap through a book launch that showcases COLANDS initiatives that are implementing integrated landscape approaches in Ghana, Zambia, and Indonesia. Speakers will share their experiences of conceptualizing, designing and implementing landscape approaches, including: why biodiversity needs to be integrated within landscape approaches, how better governance can be achieved, what evaluation approaches are appropriate and how to bridge sectorial, disciplinary and knowledge system divides.
Eric BayalaPhD Candidate
University of Amsterdam and CIFOR
Joli Rumi BorahPost-doc researcher
University of British Columbia
Terry SunderlandUniversity of British Columbia
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Mirjam Ros-TonenAssociate professor at the Department of Social Geography, Planning & International Development Studies
University of Amsterdam
Samuel AdeyanjuEnvironmental sustainability professional
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