Latin America, Africa and Asia linkages in a Globalized Humanosphere: A Writing Workshop
Latin America, Africa and Asia linkages in a Globalized Humanosphere:A Writing Workshop
Organized by Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asia and Integrated Area Studies and Freiburg University’s Chair of Silviculture
Mathislehütte, Mathisleweiher Weg 4, 79856 Hinterzarten, Germany, February 20-24, 2017
PROFILES OF WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Prof Dr. Benno Pokorny is since 2003 a staff of the Forestry Institute of the University of Freiburg, where he coordinates research projects related to the potential of smallholder forestry in Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. He supervises Ph.D. students and teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate level related to forestry in general, forest governance and forestry and rural development. Previous to his employment at Freiburg University, he was from 2001-2003 a CIM expert in a research cooperation between CIFOR and EMBRAPA, located in Belem, Brazil, coordinating research projects on adaptive collaborative management. Criteria and indicators, community forestry and reduced impact logging. From 1997-2000 he was a DAAD lecturer Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias do Pará in Belém, and during 1995-1997 a scientific collaborator of the EU project ‘Development and harmonization of monitoring systems for forest resources management in Europe’.
Wil de Jong
Wil de Jong studied tropical forestry at Wageningen Agricultural University and Research Center, Netherlands. He moved to Peru in 1982 to explore the role of tropical forests in people’s lives and societies. He was engaged with the New York Botanical Garden’s Institute of Economic Botany between 1985 and 1995. In 1992 he relocated to Indonesia, where he lived for 12 years, ten of which working at the Center for International Forestry Research. In 2004 he moved to Japan and now works at Kyoto University. His research has focused on Bolivia, Indonesia, Peru and Vietnam, but also on multi country comparative studies. In recent years, the focus is on tropical forest governance, illegal logging, smallholder and community forestry and forest transition. His over 140 peer reviewed publications list includes multiple peer reviewed journal articles, edited special issues of academic journals and monographs and edited book volumes.
Dr Mari Momii is an independent environmental policy analyst and a part-time lecturer at Atomi University in Japan. From 2008, as a representative of Deepgreen Consulting, she has done research for and given policy advice to many international environmental groups and institutions including the Royal Institute for International Affairs of the UK (Chatham House), Forest Trends, Global Witness and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). She authored two reports on illegal logging and related trade by Chatham House in 2014. Mari also provides consultancy for the private sector and leads the Japan Paper Association (JPA)’s committee to develop a timber due diligence manual for the JPA.
Dr. Ning Li is currently Associate Professor of Business Management, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing Forestry University, P. R. China. Until 2014 she was a researcher at the University of Helsinki. Her work focuses especially on corporate strategic management, corporate sustainability and ecological economics, and she studies how global forest industry companies address biodiversity and ecosystem services in supply chain management. This work addresses internationally operating companies in general, but if focuses especially on Chinese and Finnish companies that have commercial engagements with each other.
Carlos Cornejo is from Peru and a specialist in natural resources and environmental economics, planning and policies, project design for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources through developing appropriate technologies, especially for non-timber forest products and wildlife management. Cornejo graduated from the Faculty of Forest Sciences, National Agrarian University, La Molina, Peru and completed his Masters in Agricultural Economics. He also completed post graduate studies in business management at the National Major University of San Marcos, Peru. Carnjeo has about thirty years of experience in research and development activities in the Peruvian Amazon, and in private business management.
Marieke van der Zon
Marieke van der Zon is a Ph.D. researcher affiliated with the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research Center, supported by Tropenbos International and Kyoto University. Her research focuses on the relationship between the regularization of tenure rights in forest communities and forest conservation in the Peruvian Amazon. Marieke holds Master’s Degrees in Public Administration, from Leiden University, and Environmental Management, from the University of Amsterdam. As part of her studies, she conducted fieldwork in the Philippines to investigate difficulties in the registration of ancestral lands for indigenous communities. Later she worked with the World Bank as a Junior Professional Associate, supervising the compliance of rural energy and conservation projects with social and environmental safeguards regulations in the Asia-Pacific region. She also conducted project and research work for NGOs aimed at improving the socio-economic position of the rural poor in Mali, Cameroon and Peru. In 2010 Marieke moved to Peru, where she worked with APRODE on the development and coordination of projects and research on environment related issues, such as environmental education, reforestation, waste management, and improved cook stoves, mostly in the dry forest of Piura. From 2013 to 2016 she worked as regional manager for Bolivia, Argentina and Peru and operational manager with Microjustice4All, an NGO that promotes legal empowerment of the poor.
Tina Bauer is currently a Ph.D. researcher affiliated with the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research Center. She was during 2014-2016 a Junior Advisor Forestry & Biodiversity at GIZ stationed at the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she was the community forestry focal point. 2013 and 2014 she was tutoring the MSc course in Tropical Forestry at the Technical University Dresden. She also worked at Tropenbos International on FLEGT related issues and legality and sustainability of community forestry in in Cameroon.
Adriana Ballón is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Silviculture at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany). She holds a MA in Environment and Sustainable Development from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and a BA in Law from the Catholic University San Pablo (Bolivia). Her main research interest lie in the fields of Environmental Politics and Policy; Environmental Discourse Analysis; Politics, and Social and Environmental Conflicts of Extractive Activities in Andean Region; Sustainable Development and Vivir Bien (Good Living); Forest and Agricultural Policy. Her PhD Project called “Putting environmental discourses into policies: The case study of Bolivia” (2013-ongoing), is carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Benno Pokorny, Chair of Silviculture Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany), and Dr. Lorenzo Pellegrini, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands). Previous to her PhD project, Adriana worked as a research assistant for a Project of the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) about the nationalization of extractive industries, particularly related to conflict and co-operation in Bolivia and Ecuador. She also worked as a research assistant at the Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program (Bolivia).
Locardia Shayamunda is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Silviculture at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany). She holds a MA in Development Studies from the Free State University, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa and a BSc (Hon) in Sociology Gender and Development Studies from the Women’s University in Africa (WUA). Her main research interest is in the fields of Socio-ecological systems, Rural Development, Sustainable Development; Ecosystem services and rural livelihoods. Her PhD Project has a title: Small Farmer’s strategies in dealing with crisis: an analysis of rural socio-ecological systems to political crisis in Zimbabwe. This is done under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Benno Porkony, Chair of Silviculture Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany) and Prof. Dr. Heribert Weiland of Arnold-Bergstraesser Institut. Before her PhD project, Locardia worked as Consultant for The Action for Better Governance Programme (ABG II) for Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) Feb – April 2015. May – December 2014. Acting Regional Representative of Misereor Southern Africa Consultancy Service in Harare, Zimbabwe. 2005 – 2014 Regional Project Advisor for Misereor. 1999 – 2005 Financial Administrator/HIV and AIDS Project Advisor. 1990 – 1999 Lecturer at YMCA Nhamburiko Vocational Training College and Speciss College in Harare. 1993 – 1999 Head of Commercial/Computer Department/Deputy Principal at YMCA. Part-time Lecturer at Domboshawa Theological College.
Mayte Benicio Ryzek
Mayte Benicio Rizek is a PhD candidate at the Public Policies, Strategies and Development Program at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Currently she is a guest PhD candidate at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany). Her thesis is divided in three articles: (i) From control to support: A comparative analysis of how Brazil addressed policies toward community forestry; (ii) Rural settlements at Brazilian Amazon: what is this and what is happening on the ground?; and (iii) Turning words into deeds: Analyzing forest interventions and their effects on rural settlements of Acre and Mato Grosso, Brazil. She holds a MA in Environmental Science at University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a BA in Geography at the São Paulo State University (Brazil). Between 2005-2011 she evaluated socioeconomic effects of the non-timber forest product’s commercialization among companies and communities in the Brazilian Amazon. During 2012-2016 she worked as a researcher consultant for Forest Stewardship Council – FSC Brazil. In 2014 and 2016 she worked as fieldwork supervisor in the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ of the Center for International Forestry Research – CIFOR in Acre and Mato Grosso (Brazil). Since 2013 she is social audit of FSC forest management of the IMAFLORA / Rainforest Alliance.