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Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution - course series and teaching network  at the University of Eastern Finland

The project Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution is coordinated by the University of Eastern Finland. This project organizes course series and a teaching network that promotes collaboration between Finland, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, and USA higher education institutions in the field of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution.
Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, University of Eastern Finland.

The project contributes to the implementation of Finland’s National Action Plan 2021–2024 on Youth, Peace, and Security and the Africa Action Plan of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The project promotes national and international networking and builds new partnerships and strengthens existing ones.

The partners in the project are currently

  • College of Business Education (CBE), Tanzania
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Pan African Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (hosted at the University of Yaoundé II), Cameroon
  • UEF School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, Finland
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Akordi OY, Finland
  • North Karelia Biosphere Reserve (Man and the Biosphere Programme UNESCO), Finland
  • Portland State University, National Policy Consensus Center, the USA

The course series address conflicts related to the management and governance of natural resources and nature conservation. The courses include conceptualization of environmental collaboration as well as provide practical methods for conflict resolution. The courses include the examination of theoretical frameworks, conflict cases, and exercises on the development of collaboration, mediation, and consensus-building skills. In 2022, two courses will be conducted within the framework of the project. The first course will be held in August at the University of Eastern Finland. The second course will be held in October, in Mafinga, Tanzania. The course in Finland covers a wide range of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution issues around the world. While the course in Tanzania is focused on conflicts and collaboration related to small-scale private forestry and forest fire management. Read more about the previous courses in  2020, and 2018.

More information about the project is available here. For inquiries contact Denis Dobrynin, the project coordinator ([email protected]).

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