The webinar on the Forest Rights and Governance in India took place on 30 January, 2018. The webinar discussed why has there been variation in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act and identified institutional bottlenecks to upscaling its implementation, as well as lessons learned from existing best practices.
The webinar addressed implementation of the Forest Rights Act, its inclusion of traditional forest dwellers - men and women, innovations that have proven successful, and questions of governance and its impact on the forest rights discourse and policies.
The webinar was co-organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with support from the NRMC Center for Land Governance and the Land Portal Foundation.
Moderator: Geetanjoy Sahu, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Tushar Dash, Independent Researcher and Forest Rights Expert, Odisha
Dr. Soma K P, Policy Analyst and Expert on Gender Studies
Pinaki Halder, State Director, Landesa
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