Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops offered an opportunity to debate on wide set of topics and set the tone for the Conference. Apart from the 10 day long SAEP-PEP, the Conference offered 11 Pre-conference workshops that were conducted on the 10th of January.


People, institutions and forests: Moving toward a new governance research agenda

Workshop Leader/s: Andrew Wardell

Supporting Organization/s: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Changing perspectives within policy processes

Workshop Leader/s: John Powell - Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire (UK)  & Tasmin Rajotte - Quaker International Affairs Programme (Ottawa, Canada)

Supporting Organization/s: Countryside and Community Research Institute (UK) & Quaker International Affairs Programme (Canada)

Understanding Change: Introducing Community Driven System Dynamics for Modeling the Commons

Workshop Leader/s: Peter Hovmand and Gautam Yadama

Supporting Organization/s: Washington University

Mapping On the Ground – First Step in Revitalising the Commons

Resourcepersons: Dr Radha Gopalan, Dr Sagari R Ramdas, Dr Nitya S Ghotge, Mr Sanyasi Rao, Ms Rajamma, Mr Apparao

Supporting Organization/s: ANTHRA, Pune, India

Policy Discussion on Commons: lessons from recent policy experiences in the UK and Europe

Workshop Leader/s: Chris Short

Supporting Organization/s: Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire (UK)

Introduction to Commons in India

Workshop Leader/s: Chetan Agarwal, Shishir Jha, Purnendu Kavoori, NC Narayanan, V Vivekanandan

Supporting Organization/s: Foundation for Ecological Security, India

Analytical Frameworks as Learning Heuristics in Common Pool Resource Research

Workshop Leader/s: Andreas Thiel, Konrad Hagedorn, Jes Weigelt, Markus Hanisch, Andreas Thiel

Supporting Organization/s: Division of Resource Economics and Division of Cooperative Sciences Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Biocultural Community Protocols  (BCPs)– A Tool for Securing the Rights of Pastoralists and Livestock Keepers for In-situ Conservation and Access to Common Property Resources

Workshop Leader/s: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson and Kabir Bavikatte

Supporting Organization/s: League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development, Sadri, Rajasthan, India and Natural Justice (Lawyers for Communities and the Environment), Cape Town, South Africa

Naranpur Water Game

Workshop Leader/s: Sunderrajan Krishnan, Shilp Verma

Supporting Organization/s: Indian Natural Resources Economics and Management (INREM) Foundation

Introduction to the Commons, Collective Action, and Property Rights

Workshop Leader/s: Leticia Merino, Ruth Meinzen-Dick

Supporting Organization/s: CGIAR Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), UNAM

Defining an applied research programme for the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme on community-based natural resource management, and the challenge of the commons.

Workshop Leader/s: Terence Hay and Eric Patrick

Supporting Organization/s: UNDP