we are happy to announce the launch of a new research programme on global
forest governance, which focusses on the international forest regime-complex.
This research programme is coordinated by Dr. Lukas Giessen (Forest Policy
Göttingen/Germany, Deputy of IUFRO Unit 9.05.02 on Forest governance; see
<http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/350489.html> ) and is core-funded by a
joint research project, which is described below.
New Joint Research Project on Fragmentation on Global Forest Governance
Within the thematic area of IUFRO Unit 9.05.02 on Forest Governance, which is
coordinated by Prof. Bas Arts together with Prof. Karl Hogl, Dr. Andreas
Ottitsch and Dr. Lukas Giessen, a joint research project on "Fragmentation of
the international forest regime-complex" has been approved by the German
Research Foundation (DFG). This interdisciplinary project will be operational
from 2012 to 2015.
The joint research project is coordinated by Prof. Max Krott and Dr. Lukas
Giessen (both Forest Policy, University Göttingen/Germany). It will i)
describe the fragmentation of existing international forest-related policies
(i.e. a regime-complex), ii) explain this fragmentation by political, legal,
technical and ecological factors, iii) analyze the steering consequences of
fragmentation with regard to specific policy goals and iv) develop options to
remedy fragmentation of international forest policies.
This interdisciplinary project brings together researchers from different
forest science disciplines: Prof. Christoph Kleinn (Forest Inventory,
University Göttingen) will analyze the use of forest-related information from
forest inventories within the policy process and its contribution to
international policy fragmentation. Prof. Peter Tobias Stoll (International
Economic and Environmental Law, University Göttingen) will analyze the
fragmentation of forest-related international and European law and its
legitimacy. A policy analysis on multi-level forest policy discourses across
policy sectors will be conducted by Dr. Georg Winkel (Forest Policy,
University Freiburg/Germany). Finally, Prof. Max Krott and Dr. Lukas Giessen
(both Forest Policy, University Göttingen) will analyze the politics of
national and international bureaucracies in the formulation and
implementation of the international forest regime and their contribution to
The members of the joint research project "Fragmentation of the international
forest regime-complex" are looking forward to cooperate with other IUFRO
groups, such as the former Global Forest Expert Panel "International Forest
Regime", which has been chaired by Prof. Jeremy Rayner (University of
For further information please contact the Coordinator Dr. Lukas Giessen
under lgiesse(a)uni-goettingen.de <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or visit
the website of the Working Group "International Forest Regime: Politics and
Policies" at the Chair of Forest and Nature Conservation Policy in Göttingen
under URL http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/350489.html
Lukas Giessen, Ph.D.
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University
Chair of Forest and Nature Conservation Policy, University of Göttingen
Mobile: +49 (0)163 4878000 or +31 (0)6 83366130
Web Lukas: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/135009.html
Web Working Group: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/350489.html
Dear IUFRO Division 9 colleagues,
Please consider it yourselves and also circulate among potentially interested candidates.
The FAO forest policy team is looking for a consultant to work on a guide for forest policy and/or nfp review/evaluation. This person should have a combination of practical experience in the matter (ideally in the context of developing or transitioning countries), analytical thinking and "easy-to-read" writing capacities. The purpose of the guide is to outline general concepts and practicalities associated with forest policy and or/nfp evaluation and reviews, based on countries experiences in the recent decades. The principle intended audience is senior government officials and the representatives of stakeholders who may be involved in a forest policy/nfp evaluation or review.
The TOR for this consultancy are attached.
This guide for policy evaluation/review is foreseen as a continuation of the guide "Developing effective forest policy" published by the FAO in 2010 http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1679e/i1679e00.htm
Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their CV and a short note about their experience in this field with the list of related publications to Irina.buttoud(a)fao.org<mailto:Irina.email@example.com> before April 25, 2012.
Even if not selected for the consultancy, some candidates may still be invited to participate in the expert meeting to discuss and contribute to the draft guide for forest policy evaluation/review, once it is ready.
Irina Kouplevatskaya-Buttoud (PhD)
Forestry Officer (forest policy)
Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division
tel: + 39 06 57 05 39 22