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dc.contributor.supervisor Sinclair, John (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Birch, Allison Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-25T23:40:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-25T23:40:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31530
dc.description.abstract In the early 90’s the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh (HP) initiated Joint Forest Management (JFM) in order to share responsibilities for managing, protecting and making decisions about government owned forests with local users. The purpose of this study was to consider how the JFM approach is currently being practiced, particularly the role of women in decision-making and the learning outcomes for all participants as a result of their involvement. The research used a qualitative, case study approach involving two mountain communities, Solang and Khakhnal. Data were collected through participant observation, semi-structured interviews and transect walks. The study revealed that a number of factors, including ownership rights, sharing management responsibilities and underrepresentation of women within village forest committees, greatly influence collaboration among the forest-dependent communities, NGO’s and the forest department. Further, the data indicate that individual and social learning did occur through participation in JFM activities. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Joint Forest Management, Social learning, Forest Governance, Himachal Pradesh, Mahila Mandal en_US
dc.title Joint Forest Management in Himachal Pradesh, India: Gender contributions, learning and action outcomes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gardner, James (Geography, University of Victoria) Reed, Maureen (Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan) Punter, David (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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