The 7th Annual Meeting of the Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement (FLARE) Network was held virtually in partnership with the Global Landscapes Forum, November 5-6, 2021.
The meeting continued to showcase presentations around a variety of key topics in the field, and also offered a pointed opportunity to share and discuss our successes and failures in research and in practice.
Attached here is the detailed agenda for the meeting:
FLARE 2021 Meeting Themes
This year’s meeting will include participant presentations and discussion around a set of themes, including the following:
- Forest-based solutions I: climate, biodiversity, livelihoods
- Forest-based solutions II: climate, biodiversity, livelihoods
- (Forest) landscape restoration: people, trees, politics
- Data and methods for understanding and promoting forests and human well-being
- Poverty alleviation programs in forest landscapes
- Trees outside forests: from agroforestry to urban forestry
- Forests and social justice: material and moral dimensions
Overview of Program
Friday, November 5, 2021 : 15:00 – 16:30 UTC
Opening Plenary : “Current issues in forest livelihoods” with lightning talks and discussion within thematic breakout groups
- Forest-based solutions I: climate, biodiversity livelihoods moderated by Jennifer Zavaleta Cheek, South Dakota State University
- Forest-based solutions II: climate, biodiversity, livelihoods moderated by Susan Charnley, US Forest Service
- (Forest) landscape restoration: people, trees, politics moderated by Rose Pritchard, University of Manchester
- Data and methods for understanding and promoting forests and human well-being moderated by Johanna Eklund, University of Helsinki
- Poverty alleviation programs in forest landscapes moderated by Laura Vang Rassmusen, University of Copenhagen
- Trees outside forests: from agroforestry to urban forestry moderated by Priya Shyamsundar, The Nature Conservancy
- Forests and social justice: material and moral dimensions moderated by Anne Larson, CIFOR
Friday, November 5, 2021 : 17:00 – 18:30 UTC
“The Commons: A look ahead” – Keynote and discussion with Dr. Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan
Discussant – Dr. Jesse Ribot, American University
Moderated by Dan Miller, University of Notre Dame
See webinar video here
Saturday, November 6, 2021 : 13:00-14:30 UTC
“Student Mixer” – Special section for students to meet and engage with one another around research, education, and FLARE. Hosted by Sarah Castle, PhD candidate, University of Illinois and Mohammed Farrae, MGA student, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, November 6, 2021 : 15:00 – 16:30 UTC
“Voices from the Forest: Putting local people at the heart of decisions about tropical forests’ contribution to tackling climate change” – A film launch and expert panel discussion led by Prof. Julia Jones and Dr. Sarobidy Rakotonarivo.
See webinar video here
Saturday, November 6, 2021 : 17:00 – 18:30 UTC
“Forward with FLARE” – A panel and plenary discussion to identify ideas and priorities for FLARE in the coming years.
Instructions for Presenters
Presentations at FLARE this meeting will be in the form of short (3-minute) lightning talks. Each presentation should do the following:
- Briefly introduce yourself and how your interests relate to FLARE;
- Share results from recent research;
- Conclude with 1-2 policy/practice implications and 1-2 follow up questions for research
Three minutes goes fast, so please practice to ensure your content can be delivered in that time. You can share slides via the presentation software. It is suggested to have 3-5 slides only.
The lightning talk format will allow a larger number of people to present and create the opportunity for follow up discussion.
This year’s meeting took place virtually through the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Climate event on “Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change.”
Please share your experience and ideas on the meeting and connect with colleagues via Twitter using the hashtag: