Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is a global priority aimed at reversing forest loss and degradation. While humans are central to restoration efforts, their role is often underrepresented in forest restoration projects. A new report by IUFRO, WWF, SER, and UNIL addresses this gap by focusing on the human dimensions of FLR.

Dr. Stephanie Mansourian, lead author and external scientific collaborator with the the University of Lausanne (UNIL), explains: "Human dimensions of FLR encompass activities essential for enabling restoration, such as negotiating long-term objectives and resolving conflicts. They also include understanding the motivations behind forest restoration or destruction, and the factors influencing public support for restoration efforts."

This webinar will explore the report's findings, emphasizing the critical importance of integrating human dimensions into the FLR process for successful outcomes. The study, a collaboration between 11 social scientists and practitioners, examines why human dimensions are essential in FLR and other forms of restoration, and how they can be better incorporated into practice and policymaking.

Additionally, the webinar will present a summary of relevant guidance materials developed under other processes that can contribute directly to FLR. This collaborative effort across diverse institutions, all members of the Global Partnership on FLR, marks a significant advancement in the field of Forest Landscape Restoration.

Learn how a deeper understanding of human factors can enhance the success and sustainability of forest restoration projects. Register Now.


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Organized by: Society for Ecological Restoration

Date of Event: 16 Jul 2024

Time of Event: 05:00:PM - 06:30:PM EAT

Event Location: Nairobi

Event Category: Webinar

Event Format: Hybrid