International Forest, & Environmental Development

Forêt Internationale, et Développement Environnemental

MFE 207: Local Development and Climate Change adaptation

Course Details

The objective of this module is to enable learners to acquire tools that facilitate local
development taking account of environmental protection and REDD+ issues.

Articulations of this module include :
– Theory and concepts of economic and local development, as well as social economy and
socio-territorial development.
– Context of the emergence or re-emergence of local concerns and initiatives.
– Local production systems, industrial clusters, cultural districts and clusters.
– Actors in local economic development.
– Local development initiatives and socio-territorial innovation
– Community actor at the initiative of local development
– Examples of local development initiatives in Africa and internationally presented through case studies and interviews with actors that illustrate the various axes of intervention.
– Stakeholder interactions and development initiatives.
– Conditions for success of local development initiatives: sense of ownership, empowerment of actors, leadership, innovation and cooperation networks.
– Positioning of REDD+ in local development.
– Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and local development.

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