MIni-seminar on International Forest Policy at the University of Helsinki

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


The objective of the seminar is to:
a) introduce the small but growing International Forest Policy research group, and to
b) share the evolving research agenda we are working on, spanning from an analysis of politics and power within the global forests and climate change arena and in the EU, dissecting trade and investment patterns and its relation to deforestation, as well as wider forest governance issues and participation in particular, and understanding evidence-based policy making and the role of scientists within, just to name a few of the topics we are working on..
We will have some opening remarks and a brief introduction into the topic and an update of where we are with International Forest Policy at the University of Helsinki (Maria Brockhaus), followed by a quite a journey across different continents and research questions relevant to Int For Pol. We will hear some insights on:
- qualitative comparative analysis and the impact of REDD+ policy process in the tropics (Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Adjunct Professor),
- restoration discourses in Colombia (Christopher Eichhorn, MSc student),
- the politics of forest resource management in Burkina Faso (Mawa Karambire, PhD student),
- the role of scientists in evidence based decision making with some examples from Indonesia and Brazil (among others) by Maria Ojanen (PhD student), and then back to the EU by looking at
- the Natura 2000 in Central Eastern Europe and a brief outlook on a wider research agenda related to the EU forest policy and lobby structures (Natalya Yakusheva, Post Doc).

All presentations are kept very brief at 10 min or less, so we have some time to discuss the already ongoing work and the surprises and insights you might have as well as more questions.
The mini-seminar will take place on 23 October 2017 from 14.00 to 16.00, room 529 at the Department of Forest Sciences (Latokartanonkaari 7, Viikii Campus). The presentations will be followed by coffee and cake, so come and join us to learn more about the International Forest Policy team.
Period23 Oct 2017
Event typeSeminar
Locationhelsinki, Finland
Degree of RecognitionNational