Tailored Opportunities: International scientific conference: “African forest-related policy and politics” Call for Abstracts

Shared by Dawit Gebregziabher


The University of Göttingen in Germany and the University of Dschang in Cameroon announce the first IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations) social sciences conference on “African forest-related policy and politics”. This international and inter-disciplinary scientific conference aims to advance cutting edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest-related policy and politics.


Researchers from theoretical and empirical social sciences that include development studies, political science, geography, anthropology, sociology, and economics, i.e. disciplines that employ qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods to analyse the governance of African forest-related issues. Proposals whose originality contribute to elucidating the formal and informal realities of African forest governance and related issues. Authors are encouraged to bring out analytical research issues and strong hypotheses that support their proposed abstracts and manuscripts.

What is required?

Proposals for oral presentations, sessions and posters should explicitly refer to at least one of the ten following selected conference sub-themes: 1) Nature conservation policies; 2) Forest and climate change; 3) Political economy of deforestation; 4) Forestlands and agricultural commodities; 5) Biodiversity and market-based instruments; 6) Transnational and decentralised forest governance; 7) Development, social equity and sustainability; 8) Forest concessions; 9) Ecotourism and forest recreation; 10) livelihoods and Non-timber forest products.


The conference will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon


  • Please submit your abstracts (maximum 300 words) to iufroyaounde2018@gwdg.de before January 26, 2018.
  • The scientific committee will transmit their decision by March 5, 2018.
  • Authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to submit their full manuscripts to the conference organizers by July 12, 2018.
  • The conference will take place from 24 to 27 September 2018

registration Fees and funding possibilities?


Participant from developed countries & related institutions* 315.00 Euros
Participant from transition & developing countries* 210.00 Euros
Student from African universities & research institutions** 85.00 Euros

 *_please see the following list:

Click to access 2014wesp_country_classification.pdf

** This will be valid only with a formal letter of confirmation of student status from her/his faculty

  • Please note that conference registration will open on early February 2018.
  • Registration fees include conference participation, coffee breaks and lunches, welcome Reception, opening & Closing ceremony.
  • A limited number of full and partial sponsorships for conference participation will be available.


  • A selection of best manuscripts, if approved by a rigorous peer-review, will be published in a special issue of the journal, Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier).

For more information about the call please visit this link:


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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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