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Economics of forest restoration

Consultative meetings with partners and advisors

Programmes

SANDEE

Venue

Online

Date & Time

16 May 2022 to 31 May 2022

Contact

Mani Nepal

About the meeting

SANDEE is organizing a series of consultative meetings and workshops with advisors and partners of the research project on the ‘Economics of Forest Restoration’. They will be conducted on four different days, each dedicated to a country team. The main aim of these meetings is to dive deeper into the research strategies of the project and develop a better plan to move forward.

 

Background

SANDEE is initiating a research project on the Economics of Forest Restoration in collaboration with partners from four countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan. The aim is to understand the economics of forest restoration as a carbon mitigation option and its distributional impacts on gender and marginalized groups.

The research project is funded by International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada. Led by Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE, ICIMOD, as Project Leader (Principal Investigator), the project duration is three years (February 2022–January 2025). Two SANDEE advisors, Jeff Vincent, Professor at Duke University, and François Libois, Professor at the Paris School of Economics, are also involved in the research. Research teams from the four countries will also be part of the project.

 

Agenda

Time (NPT) Programme Resource person
Day 1: 16 May 2022
19:00 – 19:05 Opening remarks Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator – SANDEE, ICIMOD
19:05 – 19:10 Opening remarks Jeff Vincent, Professor, Duke University and SANDEE   Advisor
19:10 – 19: 40 Country presentation from Bangladesh Raquibul Amin, Country Representative, IUCN Bangladesh, AKE Haque, Professor of Economics, East West University, Bangladesh, and team members
19: 40 – 21:00 Group discussion
Day 2: 20 May 2022
19:00–19:05 Opening remarks Mani Nepal, ICIMOD
19:05 –19:10 Opening remarks Jeff Vincent, Duke University and SANDEE Advisor
19:10–19: 40 Country presentation from Pakistan Hina Aslam, Ecologist, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad Pakistan, and team members
19:40–21:00 Group discussion
Day 3: 25 May 2022
19:00–19:05 Opening remarks Mani Nepal, ICIMOD
19:05–19:10 Opening remarks Jeff Vincent, Duke University and SANDEE Advisor
19:10–19: 40 Country presentation from Nepal Naya Sharma Paudel, Executive Coordinator, Forest Action, Nepal, and team members
19:40–21:00 Group Discussion
Day 4: 31 May 2022
19:00–19:05 Opening remarks Mani Nepal, ICIMOD
19:05–19:10 Opening remarks Jeff Vincent, Duke University and SANDEE   Advisor
19:10–19: 40 Country presentation from Bhutan Rinchen Namgay, Programme Coordinator, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER), Bhutan, and team members
19:40–21:00 Group discussion

Rapporteur: Manashree Newa, Programme Associate – SANDEE, ICIMOD.

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