Forest Rights and Governance in India: Webinar Registration

Deadline: 
30/01/2019

The webinar on Forest Rights and Governance in India will take place on 30 January from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IST (1:30-3:00 PM CET or 7:30-9:00 AM EST). The webinar is co-organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with support from the NRMC Center for Land Governance and the Land Portal Foundation.

 

The Land Portal Foundation and the NRMC Center for Land Governance are partnering with key organizations to hold a series of three webinars on women’s Inheritance right to land in India, forest rights and governance and urban tenure leading up to the third annual India Land and Development Conference (ILDC), which will take place from 12-14 March, 2019. The results of these webinars will inform discussions at respective panel sessions during the conference with the aim of making panel-conversations more nuanced while also ensuring deeper dives into the subject, thereby achieving  more actionable results. The ultimate goal of these webinars is to contribute to desirable changes in institutional frameworks and to eliminating barriers that are limiting implementation of legal and policy frameworks, through enhanced awareness and understandings of stakeholders. In addition, these webinars will connect local and global discourse and audiences, with the immediate outcome of enhanced and nuanced appreciation of the issue and more informed actions that contribute to better results.

The webinar on Forest Rights and Governance in India will take place on 30 January from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IST (1:30-3:00 PM CET or 7:30-9:00 AM EST). The webinar is co-organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with support from  the NRMC Center for Land Governance and the Land Portal Foundation.

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006, popularly known as Forest Rights Act (FRA) has been widely recognised as one of the landmark legislations in the post-independent India. The FRA recognises historical injustice meted out to scheduled tribe and other traditional forest dwellers and sought to restore the rights of forest dwelling communities over land and the governance & management of forests through decentralisation of power to Gram Sabha. However, over the last decade, the implementation of the FRA has not been effective.

Registration is available here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1592647386941741827