To achieve our project aims, we will carry out the following key activities.
- Run field-training courses for key regional and national stakeholders on the social issues vital for effective and equitable forest conservation and restoration (co-delivered with local communities) and provide follow up mentoring as they apply the lessons in their work,
- Produce and disseminate videos to communicate the social issues associated with forest conservation and restoration to civil society and a greater number of key stakeholders,
- Use the films and policy briefs in trainings and policy engagement,
- Produce a review paper of how current tenure rules influence the capacity of projects to effectively reduce emissions from deforestation/degradation and restore forest without harming forest-edge communities.
We are also working in collaboration with the associated research project: Reconciling Madagascar’s New Protected Areas with poverty alleviation, a research collaboration between Bangor University and ESSA-Forêt, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).