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Key Takeaways from Global Youth Forum 2020 on Cooperative Entrepreneurship

For doctoral candidates, attending continuing training to improve practical skills is essential, so as to not lose sight as what’s happening outside of academia. As my (Kendisha’s) doctoral research within the WoodCluster project is about forestry cooperatives for smallholders, I…

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Tree Banks, tree collateral & blockchain for Community Forest Enterprises at COP25

How can we incentivize smallholder forestry to engage in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)? Limited tenure and market access, long gestation periods, biotic and abiotic risks, marginal, degraded and remote sites: All of these phenomena represent just some of the constraints…

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Pyi Soe’s successful doctoral defense on Protected Area Management in Myanmar

On Wednesday, December 11th 2019, Pyi Soe Aung successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled “Social-Ecological Coevolution and its Implications for Protected Area Management: Case Study in Natma Taung National Park, Myanmar”. Pyi Soe has performed an outstanding defense and overall…

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Timber value chain analysis – Field research in central Vietnam

Hi. My name is La Thi Tham, a Phd student from Vietnam. My research is about the value chains of Acacia hybrid timber in Thua Thien Hue province, central Vietnam. Particularly, I’m going to compare the value chains of woodchip…

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Forestry cooperatives for smallholders – Field research experience in Ethiopia

“Selam!” (‘hello’ in Amharic). I am Kendisha, a PhD student from Indonesia and a research assistant of the WoodCluster project. After participating at the WoodCluster Field School end of July, I remained in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia, to carry out the…

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International conferences as necessary academic activities for Ph.D students

For Ph.D students, participating in an international conference is a vital academic activity because international conferences are great opportunities to not only expend the professional network but also share the results of the reseach with attendees from different countries and…

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