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p4ges - Can Paying 4 Global Ecosystem Services reduce poverty?

P4ges team are organising an event at the Ecosystem Services Partnership meeting in Nairobi in November

Submit an abstract!

Sarobidy Rakotonarivo, one of the organisers of the event explains….

We invite you to submit an abstract to our session (“S3a How can internationally funded forest conservation contribute to meeting the SDGs in the context of weak institutions, insecure tenure and high transaction costs?) at the regional African Ecosystem Service Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-25 November 2016.

Our session addresses how challenging developing country contexts such as weak institutions, insecure tenure and high transaction costs can influence the trade-offs between ecosystem service delivery and economic growth in the African context. Our session aims to identify factors that influence the ability of forest conservation efforts to deliver human well-being benefits, improve food security and alleviate poverty. We particularly encourage submission from different geographic, institutional and socioeconomic contexts other than Madagascar. Click on this link to submit your abstract.

The deadline for abstracts to be submitted is the 22nd August.

We encourage you to follow the following abstract guideline:
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. They should include the following so as to convey the salient features of your proposed paper/presentation:

  1. A jargon-free sentence or two at the beginning providing a basic introduction to your work, understandable to anyone interested in important topics of ecosystem services integrating science, practice and policy perspectives
  2. One or two sentences that provide more detailed information of interest to practitioners and scholars working on the above topics, and your selected theme;
  3. One or two sentences clearly stating the general problem your work will address;
  4. One or two sentences summarizing the methodology and main findings or argument (please use the phrase, “Our study finds,” or We show” or their equivalent);
  5. Two or three sentences explaining the scholarly and/or practical significance of the main results and findings, especially as compared to what is already known; and finally, One or two sentences that situate the results in a more general context.