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Mariteuw Chimere Diaw

Mariteuw Chimere Diaw
African Model Forests Network · General Management

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Throughout the world, biodiversity and nature's contributions to people are under threat, with clear changes evident. Biodiversity and ecosystem services have particular value in Africa– yet they are negatively impacted by a range of drivers, including land use and climate change. In this communication, we show evidence of changing biodiversity and...
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Working with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) is vital for inclusive assessments of nature and nature’s linkages with people. Indigenous peoples’ concepts about what constitutes sustainability, for example, differ markedly from dominant sustainability discourses. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) is...
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The workshop drew on the ‘nature futures’ participatory scenario-building exercise initiated by the IPBES expert group on scenarios and models, and other biodiversity modelling initiatives such as the ISIMIP project2 working on adding biodiversity to the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) scenarios framework, the 'bending the curve' initiative3 l...
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En adoptant en mars 2018 les rapports de la Plateforme intergouvernementale sur la biodiversité et les services écosystémiques (IPBES), les gouvernements et experts du monde ont consacré l'inclusion des savoirs traditionnels dans la mobilisation des connaissances pour répondre à la dégradation continue de la biodiversité. Cette approche est novatri...
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Chapter published in The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, pp. 1-76
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"Integrated landscape management (ILM) approaches are on the rise, and this is good news for Africa. Africa needs to make its economic and social transformation in ways that will be greener and significantly more inclusive and collaborative than previous models of industrialization or emergence; ILM approaches offer models of cross-sector, ecologic...
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L'article interroge le paradoxe entre la vitalité intellectuelle, politique et participative du secteur forestier africain, particulièrement en Afrique centrale, et l'inversion de l'économie forestière africaine. Celle-ci représente moins de 3 % de la valeur ajoutée mondiale et sa structure de création de valeur est le négatif presque parfait des a...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a new agenda for development, with the ambitious aim of eradicating extreme poverty within the next 15 years while also recognising environmental limits. This new agenda exposes the shortfalls of current approaches and demands a new approach to economic development. African countries are uniquely placed...
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Recognition is growing that integrated management of rural landscapes is a preferred way to ensure that expanding human demands for food, bio-energy, and ecosystem services do not collide with limitations on land, water, and other natural resources, nor undermine biodiversity (Sayer et al., 2013). Working from a landscape perspective requires a bro...
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2012 represents the 20th anniversary of the Model Forest concept and the International Model Forest Network (IMFN). Since it was announced at UNCED in 1992, the network has grown to almost 60 Model Forests in 25 countries covering over 100 million hectares. Model Forests have been involved in a wide range of activities in support of sustainable nat...
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Located in the southwestern corner of Cameroon, Campo-Ma'an Model Forest is part of the vast Congo Basin forest. Previously, a variety of interventions in the area have had different effects, some of them negative, on the lives of the local residents including women who are the main providers of household income in rural areas. With the inauguratio...
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IN THEIR POLICY FORUM “THE BIODIVERsity and ecosystem services science-policy interface” (4 March, p. 1139), C. Perrings et al. frame the new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) as a body responsible primarily for assessment. They consistently base their elaboration of the work of IPBES on the experiences of pa...
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The resettlement of people from human-inhabited protected areas (HIPAs) is a contentious point in the people-and-parks debate. This article illustrates the setbacks that can arise from conservation-and-development projects where these two realms of local reality are separated through resettlement schemes, rather than integrated. We rely on a compre...
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"Forests are power bases, but often for the wrong people. As attention turns from making an international deal on REDD to making it work on the ground, the hunt will be on for practical ways of shifting power over forests towards those who enable and pursue sustainable forest-linked livelihoods. The Forest Governance Learning Group – an alliance ac...
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Participatory mapping and GIS are both necessary to model the interactions between humans and their environment. A case study from the forest margin in the Congo Basin demonstrates how data from participatory community mapping and other social science methods can be prepared for quantitative modelling. This approach bridged the gap between spatial...
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Legal Timber investigates a topical issue in international forest policy: how to verify the legality of traded timber in ways that will satisfy both the commercial interests of producer states and the social and environmental concerns of civil society and consumers. This seemingly straightforward and technical matter proves, on investigation, to be...
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Ombudsmen have played an important role in the process of state transformation in recent decades. From slow beginnings, the institution has been taken up on all continents and in many countries, albeit with varying levels of political commitment and uneven success. This paper examines the history and functioning of contrasting types of ombudsmen fo...
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Ombudsmen have played an important role in the process of state transformation in recent decades. From slow beginnings, the institution has been taken up on all continents and in many countries, albeit with varying levels of political commitment and uneven success. This paper examines the history and functioning of contrasting types of ombudsmen fo...
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SUMMARY A range of countries have sought more equitable governance of their natural resources, by devolving decision-making and resource control to local populations. In 1994, Cameroon adopted a new law granting local communities the possibility of greater control over forests, principally in response to donor conditionality on Structural Adjustmen...
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Two model forests in Cameroon are building broadbased partnerships between diverse stakeholders to make sustainable forest management a reality
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The humid forest zone of Cameroon is part of the biodiversity rich Congo Basin. Until the mid-1990s, the forests of Cameroon were centrally managed, which excluded communities from accessing forest resources and gaining economic benefits from them. In the early 1990s, more participative forest management practices emerged. The new forestry legislat...
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Forests are ubiquitous in the Democratic Republic of Congo; they touch the cultural and economic life of most of the population and have enormous global environmental significance. After years of conflicts and mismanagement, reconstruction is key to improving living conditions and consolidating peace. At the same time, better roads and trade bring...
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This book documents the equity-related issues in our adaptive collaborative management project in 30 sites in 11 countries---specifically gender, ethnicity, rural-urban, caste issues---and how we dealt with them in a collaborative manner.
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The end of the 20th century was marked by an exponential growth of knowledge and power networks, along with an unprecedented scale of poverty. As the cognitive gap between global agencies and local societies steadily grew, the way knowledge is routinely extracted from local people became increasingly questioned. At stake is the model of development...
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This study assesses the social, economical, ecological, political, legal, and institutional implications of options related to ‘resettlement’, ‘boundary change’, and ‘enclave’ delineation for each of the five park villages.The study finds that attempting to resettle all the villages from the Korup National Park (KNP) may not be realistic or achieva...
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Participatory mapping and GIS are both necessary to model the interactions between humans and their environment. A case study from the forest margin in the Congo Basin demonstrates how data from participatory community mapping and other social science methods can be prepared for quantitative modelling. This approach bridged the gap between spatial...
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La terre, les forêts et les ressources naturelles, en général, apparaissent de plus en plus comme des enjeux et des objets de conflits et de négociations en zones forestières. L’enchevêtrement et la complexité des systèmes de normes qui s’y rattachent rendent difficiles l’interprétation et l’intervention sur le terrain. ONG, Projets, chercheurs, ca...
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This paper addresses the question of the intricate relationships between the principles of use, access, appropriation and succession embodied in the systems of tenure of forest peoples and the principles of reproduction which are central to their social organisation. The paper considers both contemporary land use and its history, with regards, part...
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Le système de parts est la forme générale de rémunération dans la pêche artisanale. À l'encontre des théories qui, du marxisme anthropologique de Bidet à l'économie libérale néoclassique et à la Nouvelle Économie Institutionnelle, en font l'équivalent d'un «salaire» et d'une «assurance», cette thèse démontre que ce système, fondé sur la flexibilité...
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A fundamental element of West Africa's demographic history is the complex process of thenic fusion and fission through which people and communities became both assimilated and differentiated along ever-changing new identities. This process of ethonogenesis, nurtured by the considerable displacement of people across vast expanses of African territor...
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Le système de parts est la forme générale de rémunération du travail et du capital dans les unités de pêche artisanale et l'étude de sa "logique" et de ses mécanismes internes est une nécessité théorique et méthodologique autant que pratique (amélioration des instruments d'analyse comme des schèmes de financement et d'encadrement des unités de pêch...
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En Casamance, jusqu'à ces dernières années, s'opposent deux types de système d'exploitation du milieu aquatique : d'une part, en Basse Casamance, les eaux intérieures sont exploitées par les Diola, paysans-pêcheurs, au moyen de techniques traditionnelles (nasses, barrages, bassins piscicoles, cueillette des huîtres), dans le cadre d'une économie do...
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La pêche piroguière dans l'économie politique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest : L'ethnogénèse de la pêche et de la construction des États au Moyen âge ouest-africain et leur deliquescence au contact prolongé de la traite transatlantique...
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Customary tenure, mingled with state law and occasional private titling, continue predominantly to govern African rural and forest lands. This is in spite of evolutionist theories that predicted its demise and colonial and post-colonial policies that tried actively to accelerate it. The chapter develops an anthropological conceptualization of the i...
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This case study is based on research undertaken in Soutn Cameroon since 1996, on the institutions and property regimes of forest management. Historical factors that have contributed to the structuring of the management of common land and resources and their evolutions are briefly presented. In the light of this presentation, tenure and organization...
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Carrying out action research with forest dependent communities calls for special attention to their tenure arrangement, power relations, heterogeneity and the governance arrangements of the forests they use or manage. This is what over four years of CIFOR"s research on adaptive collaborative management (ACM) of forests in eleven countries reveals....
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This paper questions the concept of democratic decentralization and its reductionist focus on state, powers, and subsidiarity. We review key lessons from the political economy of decentralization in Asia, Africa and Latin America to recognize the democratic content of the redistribution of state powers toward peripheral sites of decision-making; at...
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Author's Introduction: "For over a century, social theory--anthropology and economic theory, in particular--has been confronted with the resilience of economic and social systems of organization that do not fit the dominant paradigms of our times. The disappearance of these systems was anticipated as a natural evolution toward higher forms of moder...

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