FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for its 2nd annual meeting
We invite abstracts focusing on the relationship between forests and livelihoods; how forests are defined, accessed, used, governed, and protected; and how humans and societies can improve both conservation and economic outcomes. In particular, we encourage submissions from practitioners and scholars who work at the interface of forest conservation, forest governance, and livelihoods. Abstracts should describe how the authors will use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods and evidence to reach conclusions; examine tradeoffs and synergies in forest management, governance, and outcomes; and promote greater visibility and use of key findings, methods, data, and experiences of researchers, practitioners, and decision makers alike.
Abstracts for oral presentations, panel sessions, lightning talks, and posters should address one or more of the following six themes related to forests and livelihoods:
1. The future of forest work and communities
2. Forests in flux
3. Developing approaches and indicators to assess social and ecological outcomes
4. Linking practice and research
5. Pathways to prosperity
6. Implementing forest & livelihood policies
We also invite abstracts for workshops. Workshops should be interactive and aim to provide guidance on or access to practical tools, methods, and/or publicly available datasets related to one or more of the conference themes. Workshops should be designed for a two-hour time slot, include a specific learning activity, and accommodate up to 25 participants.