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Mercy Derkyi investigated conflicts over forests and trees under eight different forest governance regimes.Derkyi calls for more attention to conflict management in tropical forest governance.

Event details of Fighting over forest. Interactive governance of conflicts over forest and tree resources in Ghana’s high forest zone
Date 27 September 2012
Time 14:00 -14:00
Location Agnietenkapel
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Organised by PhD Candidate: Mercy Derkyi , Promotor: Prof. Ton Dietz , Co-promotor: Dr. Mirjam A.F. Ros-Tonen

Conflicts over forests and trees are the order of the day in Ghana’s high forest zone. This not only adversely affects local people’s livelihoods but also complicates good forest governance. Conflict management should therefore be recognised as a key building block of forest governance, argues Mercy Derkyi in her PhD thesis.

Mercy Derkyi argues that the complexity and dynamics of forest use and management inevitably lead to conflicts. For a proper understanding of these conflicts and the ways in which they can be managed, the researcher used a rich blend of theories on interactive governance, political ecology, conflicts, conflict management and forest-related livelihoods. 

The study was funded by Tropenbos International and carried out within the framework of the Tropenbos-Ghana programme. 



Room Locatie

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam