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Earth Institute Research Projects

Conflict Management through Collaborative Governance in Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, Peru

Lead PI: Joshua D. Fisher

Unit Affiliation: Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

January 2014 - November 2018
Inactive
South America ; Peru
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project designed an intervention aimed at building both conflict management capacity and natural resource management capacity in the Amarakaeri Communal reserve, given escalating conflicts in the area and the expiration of the previous Master Plan. It focused on collaborative stakeholder engagement and capacity-building to navigate conflict resolution mechanisms.

OUTCOMES: The project created a new Master Plan for the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve to move forward with collaborative conflict management, as well as lessons learned for developmental project evaluation. Capacity-building for indigenous forest managers; Design of Conflict-sensitive management plan; Enhanced stakeholder capacity for technical forest monitoring; Enhanced capacity for stakeholder conflict management and mitigation. Training materials on indigenous legislation in 4 indigenous languages; Datasets on conflict drivers; Training manuals for public functionaries; Developmental Evaluation Methodology

SPONSOR:

USAID, Amazon Conservation Association (ACA)

RESEARCH TEAM:

Dr. Tamia Souto (ACA), Debora Delgado

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Amazon Conservation Association; Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica; ECA Amarakaeri

WEBSITE:

https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2019/08/13/conflict-resolution-save-trees/

PUBLICATIONS:

Collaborative Governance and Conflict Management: Lessons Learned and Good Practices from a Case Study in the Amazon Basin, Society and Natural Resources Journal

KEYWORDS

conservation resource management conflict

THEMES

Sustainable living