Co-learning is central to CIFOR’s work: among colleagues, communities, indigenous and women’s groups, government, private companies, and local and international organizations.
This year, the Global Comparative Study on Tenure Reform fueled discussions on forest resource rights through research, engagement and training across the tropics. CIFOR’s work on value chains brought together farmers and factory owners in Tanzania and Mozambique, and put mapping tools in the hands of communities.
Students are learning how to measure carbon in peat swamps, conduct surveys and analyze complex data. CIFOR scientists are training graduate students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with support from the European Union, while Indonesian masters students are studying at US universities under the USAID-funded Forestry Fellowship Program.