ABOUT THE WRITER
Manuel has worked for CIRAD (Agricultural Research Center for International Development) since 2002 and was seconded to CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research) in 2003. His research focuses on the role of local people in decision-making related to conservation and development, and how local perceptions of changes influence natural resource management and adaptation strategies.
BY THIS WRITER
Analysis - 15 Jul 2015‘Forgotten guardians’: Local communities in natural resource management
Shame and social pressure may sometimes be more effective than formal systems.
Video - 20 Nov 2012Maps for the people: Papuans planning how their land is used
Participatory mapping provides a clear tool for stakeholders to identify issues and negotiate.