africa https://www.fornis.net/taxonomy/term/258?content=All en Invitation to contribute a 3-page article to the June 2015 edition of Nature & Faune Journal https://www.fornis.net/node/582 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Invitation to contribute a 3-page article to the June 2015 edition of Nature &amp; Faune Journal</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> Nature &amp; Faune Journal is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in its June 2015 edition under the general theme <strong>"Forests and People: Investing in Africa’s Sustainable Future ".</strong> The Editorial Board is thus inviting Academic and Research Institutions and Development Partners to contribute brief articles (1500 words or 3 pages).</p> <p> Nature &amp; Faune is a peer-reviewed open access international bilingual (English and French) publication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Office for Africa. The aim of this flagship publication is to disseminate information (scientific and technical knowledge) and to promote the exchange of experiences on food security, forestry, wildlife, protected area management and the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources in Africa.  Current and past issues are on our website:   <strong><a href="http://www.fao.org/africa/resources/nature-faune/en/">http://www.fao.org/africa/resources/nature-faune/en/</a></strong></p> <p> We are looking for articles that explore one or more sub-themes including:  </p> <ul> <li> Forests for socio-economic development and food security </li> <li> Building resilience with forests </li> <li> Integrating forests and other land uses </li> <li> Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade </li> <li> Monitoring forests for better decision-making </li> <li> Improving governance by building capacity toward sustainable forest management </li> <li>   </li> </ul> <p> Cognizant of the main areas of research &amp; branches of learning in many research and academic institutions in Africa which include management of natural resources (forests, wildlife, water, land) and related fields, we are  optimistic that they will be interested in contributing articles to the upcoming edition. Co-authored articles are also of interest. The call for papers in English and French are attached. </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/03/2015 - 09:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Nature &amp; Faune Journal<br /> RAFT Natural resources – Fisheries – Forestry<br /> Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)</p> <p>FAO Regional Office for Africa<br /> P.O. Box GP 1628, Accra, Ghana</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:nature-faune@fao.org">nature-faune@fao.org</a><br /> Email: <a href="mailto:Ada.Ndesoatanga@fao.org">Ada.Ndesoatanga@fao.org</a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/Call%20for%20articles%20-%20Forests%20and%20People%2C%20%20Investing%20in%20%20%20%20Africau2019s%20Sustainable%20Future%20-%20-%20.doc" type="application/msword; length=61440">Call for articles - Forests and People, Investing in Africau2019s Sustainable Future - - .doc</a></span> </td> <td>60 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/Appel%20u00E0%20soumissions%20-%20%20Les%20foru00EAts%20et%20les%20%20%20%20populations%20-%20investir%20dans%20un%20avenir%20durable%20pour%20lu2019Afrique%20%20%20-%20%20.doc" type="application/msword; length=64000">Appel u00E0 soumissions - Les foru00EAts et les populations - investir dans un avenir durable pour lu2019Afrique - .doc</a></span> </td> <td>62.5 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">Mrs. Ada Ndeso-Atanga</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/725" hreflang="en">forests and people</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/723" hreflang="en">publications</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/721" hreflang="en">nature and faune</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/722" hreflang="en">articles</a> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:04:11 +0000 sbritwum 582 at https://www.fornis.net Announcement of New Funding: DFID-NERC Future Climate for Africa https://www.fornis.net/node/553 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Announcement of New Funding: DFID-NERC Future Climate for Africa</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> The Department for International Development (DFID) and <strong>Natural Environment Research Council </strong>(NERC) announce new funding of £20m for climate research in Africa. The 5 year programme ‘<strong>Future Climate for Africa’</strong> (FCFA) will support research to better understand climate variability and change across sub-Saharan Africa. Its focus will be on advancing scientific knowledge, understanding and prediction of African climate variability and change, together with support for better integration of science into longer-term decision making, leading to improved climate risk management and the protection of lives and livelihoods. </p> <p> <br /> In the second half of April 2014, DFID/NERC will launch a global open <strong>Announcement of Opportunity for world-leading multi-disciplinary research consortia </strong>to improve scientific understanding and prediction of extreme weather and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa and enhance the use of this information in real decisions. FCFA places the concept of Climate Services at its core and will specifically target sectors involved in longer-term decision making, such as infrastructure, water resources management, energy and urban planning. The partnership between DFID and NERC reflects the triple focus of the programme on scientific excellence, achieving impact and strengthening scientific capacity and international collaboration. The programme will take a co-production approach, providing information and services that are designed and tested with practitioners to inform real decisions. It will also place equal emphasis on extracting more value from existing climate information as generating new information and will draw on multiple disciplines to do this.<br /> Further information is available at: <a href="http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/">http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/</a> </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">Dr Helen Pearce, Science Programmes Officer, Natural Environment Research Council</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/27" hreflang="en">climate change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/662" hreflang="en">DFID-NERC</a> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:52:45 +0000 sbritwum 553 at https://www.fornis.net Prosopis beans - a new source of food in dryland Africa https://www.fornis.net/node/504 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prosopis beans - a new source of food in dryland Africa</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>A Policy brief calling companies in the food and animal feed industries, government departments, aid agencies, and research and development organizations to take on board knowledge about this source of ‘free’ food that will improve rural livelihoods and food security in famine-prone dry areas.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/280" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Sheila Mbiru</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Kenya Forestry Research Institute and the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security, Coventry University,</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Kenya Forestry Research Institute and the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security, Coventry University,</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/Prosopis%20beans%20policy%20brief.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=529782">Prosopis beans policy brief.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>517.37 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/533" hreflang="en">Prosopis beans</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/423" hreflang="en">Drylands</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:33:33 +0000 Sheila Mbiru 504 at https://www.fornis.net First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress, "Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World". 25–29 June 2012; Nairobi, Kenya. https://www.fornis.net/node/433 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress, &quot;Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World&quot;. 25–29 June 2012; Nairobi, Kenya. </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> The First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress opened on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Organized by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA), with support from a number of donor organizations and institutions, the Congress focuses on the theme, “Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World.” </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/147" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fornisteam</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/27/2012 - 08:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p> <a href="http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/forest/iufrofornessa/c1/">http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/forest/iufrofornessa/c1/</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">IISD Reporting Services Team - http://www.iisd.ca/</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/440" hreflang="en">World</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Tree</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/439" hreflang="en">People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/441" hreflang="en">Nairobi</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Kenya.</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/436" hreflang="en">IUFRO</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/437" hreflang="en">FORNESSA</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/242" hreflang="en">forest</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:50:39 +0000 fornisteam 433 at https://www.fornis.net Science-Policy Interfacing:“Enhancing Contributions of Forest Science and Traditional Forest-related Knowledge (TFRK) to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Resources in Africa" https://www.fornis.net/node/247 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Science-Policy Interfacing:“Enhancing Contributions of Forest Science and Traditional Forest-related Knowledge (TFRK) to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Resources in Africa&quot;</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> The need for sound scientific information in the development of public forest policies at the local, national and international levels has grown significantly in recent years. So too has the need for such information within the private forestry sector and among nongovernmental organizations, whose role in the development, sustainable management and conservation of forest resources in all regions of the world is steadily increasing in importance. Despite rapid advances in information technology that has, in theory, the potential to significantly improve the flow of research findings to policy-makers and forest managers, communication and interaction often is inadequate between the research community and the users of the information they generate.<br />  </p> <p> Also, often research is planned and conducted before giving adequate thought to exactly how the results will be transformed into usable information. In order to generate value for society, research results should be used by someone – policy-makers, forestry practitioners, landowners, educators and other researchers. The science-policy interface is all about utilising scientific knowledge more effectively.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/05/2010 - 06:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Forestry Research Network of sub-Saharan Africa</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), USDA Forest Service, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/IUFRO-SPDC_Training_Workshop.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=239659">IUFRO-SPDC_Training_Workshop.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>234.04 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/255" hreflang="en">science-policy intefacing</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/256" hreflang="en">policy</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/257" hreflang="en">forest science</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/120" hreflang="en">forest resources</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:35:43 +0000 sbritwum 247 at https://www.fornis.net