The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) invite you to share a community story at the Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods international conference: How are local communities creating change for the better? How can we enhance the practice of and support for community conservation and sustainable livelihoods globally?
The meeting will be of interest to those in indigenous organizations, local communities, governments and nongovernmental organizations, universities and other research institutions, the private sector, funding agencies and many others, throughout the world.
The conference will include a wide range of interactive formats to encourage dialogue, learning and the exchange of experiences and knowledge, to build partnerships and to shape the future of communities, conservation and livelihoods.
Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods welcomes proposals for:
Sessions/Events: a talking circle, a community-focused gathering, a panel discussion or roundtable, a workshop, an artistic performance (e.g. dance, drama, music), a knowledge café, a photography exhibit or film showing, or a series of oral presentations (as is typical in academic or research-focused conferences). Each session/event should focus on a clear and specific theme, involve multiple presenters, and fit into a time period of 90 minutes.
Individual Contributions: an oral presentation, a poster, a short film or other audio-visual presentation, or an artistic performance (e.g. a piece of music, dance, short theatre performance, etc.). Each individual contribution (apart from posters) should typically involve one person presenting in a 15-minute period.