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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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Discussing with Dresden citizens about environmental sustainable consumption

Almost every sphere of our daily life contains products that have their origins in the tropical parts of the world. What do we actually know about the roots and life cycle of these products? Can it be environmentally sustainable to…

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Natural Resources and Human Security – Participation in an Interdisciplinary Workshop

An international workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” on hosted by the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate took place on 18 and 19 July in Landau at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Jude Kimengsi and Maxi Domke, both Postdocs, participated…

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New publications on forests and livelihood in Cameroon

  Dr. Jude Kimengsi, our post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Tropical Forestry, has recently published two articles about the linkages between forestry and livelihood diversification strategies, such as beekeeping and eco-tourism, in Cameroon. This has enriched the research activities…

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Developmental Workshop at GSI Bonn

What leads to migration and non-migration in rural areas? Can employment creation and increased income reduce inter-communal violence? What is the contribution of forest management to rural development? These questions were debated among participants of the AGEP-developmental debate “Stabilizing rural…

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Determining multiple futures: Participatory Scenario Planning Workshop for improved management of Natma Taung National Park, Myanmar

People-oriented conservation has become a popular approach to resolve conflicts in protected area management. However, the success of this approach is still limited due to several reasons. Particularly, PA managers face challenges in determining the degree of local participation in…

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