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Third FLARE meeting

The FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network, supported by DFID and coordinated from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for our 3rd annual meeting. Previous meetings (Paris 2015 and Edinburgh 2016) emerged as a unique space for presentations and discussions about forests and livelihoods.

They created new relationships and collaborations, especially for younger researchers. This year’s meeting is being organized in partnership with Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI), Forest, Climate and Livelihoods Research Network (FOCALI), and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). It will continue to advance discussion and collaboration around the forest-livelihood relationship, with special attention to three core themes: 1. Forests, Livelihoods, and the SDGs; 2. Small and Medium Forest Enterprises and Livelihoods; and 3. Policy Ethics for Forests and Livelihoods. We will also build in themes from prior FLARE meetings. As with previous meetings, we will develop one to two special issues using accepted abstracts and submitted meeting papers. We welcome participant engagement in proposal development. The meeting will also feature workshops on “Writing research proposals,” “Sharing research for impact,” and on the Livelihoods and Wellbeing app (LivWell) being developed by FLARE. Abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and additional workshops must address a meeting theme and follow the abstract guidelines. For complete descriptions of the themes, abstract guidelines, details about financial assistance for students and scholars from lower income countries, and to submit your abstract, please visit the meeting webpage: