Together with Prof. Chuks Okereke at the University of Reading, Dr Emmanuel Nuesiri at the University of Illinois and Dr Usman Isyaku at the Ahmadu Bello University, I am running a researcher-practitioner workshop on ‘Impacts, imperatives and governance of REDD+’ with a focus on Africa. The event brings together academics and practitioners including African partners to critically reflect on the impacts of REDD+ and emergent governance of the scheme at the intersection poor performance and new imperatives including the Paris Agreements, the SDGs and extreme nationalism.
The event is slated for Wednesday 21 February 2018; 9.00 – 17.00. Venue is the Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield.
The event includes a keynote address delivered by Dr James Murombedzi Senior Climate Governance Expert at the African Climate Policy Centre at UNECA, a series of presentations, a roundtable and a research proposal discussion.
Other speakers include: Prof Chuks Okereke (University of Reading), Mr Simon Counsell (Rainforest Foundation UK), Mr Mike Riddell (University of Edinburgh), Dr Edu Effiom (State REDD+ Coordinator, Cross River – Nigeria), Dr Moumini Savadogo (WASCAL, Ghana) and Dr Nouhou Ndam (WABiCC, Sierra Leone), Dr Raymond Samndong (IIED, London), among others.
A full programme of the event can be found here
A range of interesting sessions organised by University of Sheffield colleagues at the forthcoming POLLEN Biennial Conference 2018 in Oslo. POLLEN Biennial Conference – Oslo 2018