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This presentation provides an overview to the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi). It includes a brief introduction to CAPRi, an update on CAPRi activities,......

This presentation provides an overview to the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi). It includes a brief introduction to CAPRi, an update on CAPRi activities,
CAPRi impacts and partnerships, and ongoing CAPRi activities.

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  • 1. CGIAR System-Wide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights
    CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi)
    Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Helen Markelova, and Eric Haglund
  • 2. Overview
    Brief introduction to CAPRi
    Update on CAPRi activities
    CAPRi impacts and partnerships
    Ongoing Activities
  • 3. Concept note 1994, approved 1996
    By 1997 all 16 CGIAR centers had joined
    Initial focus more on property rights; collective action growing over time
    Support from
    Norway, Italy, World Bank (operations and grants), Ford and Germany for grants
    Science Council External Review 2002
    2002 CGIAR award for Outstanding Scientific Partnership
    Community of practice started with CGIAR, now expanded
    Brief CAPRi history
  • 4. Objectives
    Increase knowledge on Collective Action and Property Rights institutions in natural resource management
    Identify concrete policy instruments that facilitate and encourage organizations of users and property institutions that assure optimal resource use, and promote partnerships between local organizations, states, civil society, and private entities;
    Strengthen the capacity of national and CGIAR centers, NGOs, universities, and local organizations to undertake this work.
  • 5. How we work
    Research Grants (competitively allocated)
    CGIAR Research Grants
    PhD Field Research Fellowships
    Workshops (research or policy outreach)
    Capacity building:
    Training courses
    Training materials
    Publications
    Working papers
    Policy briefs
    Books
    Journal articles and special issues
    CD, website, blog
  • 6.
  • 7. CAPRi Governance
    Steering Committee: representatives from each CGIAR center and selected NARs, ARIs
    Vacancies: 1 South Asian NARs rep
    Executive Committee: 6 members elected from 3 CGIAR Centers and 3 NARs (geographically representative)
    Vacancies: 1 South Asian NARs, 1 African NARs, 2 CGIAR Centers
    Secretariat
  • 8. Priority Themes
    Technology adoption
    Devolution of natural resource management
    Accommodating multiple uses and users of natural resources
    Role of environmental risk
    Changing market relationships
    Demographic change
    Conservation of genetic resources
    Crosscutting topics
    Poverty reduction
    Gender
    Capacity strengthening
  • 9. Role of Collective Action, Property Rights in Natural Resource Management
    Tenure security
    high
    Institution
    low
    region
    high
    Fisheries
    Watershed
    management
    Space
    Forestry
    Irrigation
    Rangeland
    management
    Collective action
    IPM
    Terracing
    Soil fertility
    Agroforestry
    HYVs
    Time
    plot
    low
    Scale
    long term
    short term
  • 10. CAPRi activities 2006-2009
    Workshops:
    2006: Research Workshop on Collective Action and Market Access for Smallholders (Cali, Colombia): 11 Working papers, special issue of Food Policy
    2007: Policy Conference on Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction (Entebbe, Uganda) 9 Working papers, brief set, book manuscript under review.
    2008: Expert consultation on Pro-poor and People Centered Climate Change (Washington, DC): CAPRi brief, 2020 IFPRI brief, working paper in progress
    2009: Policy Workshop on Gender and Collective Action (Dhaka, Bangladesh): 2 Working Papers, more in progress
  • 11. CAPRi activities 2006-2009
    Research grants:
    CA and PR for poverty reduction (6 grants working in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia)
    Gender and collective action (2 grants working in Nigeria and Bangladesh)
    PhD dissertation fellowships (4 grants working in Indonesia, Uganda, Cambodia, and Kenya)
  • 12. Capacity Strengthening
    Training course in 2007: Training on Property Rights, Collective Action, and Environmental Governance (Bangalore, India)
    Training materials on our website and training sourcebook conceived
    Theoretical chapters and case studies for textbook: The Economics of Institutions: Theory and Applications to African Agriculture
    Materials used by distance learning, several NARS programs
  • 13. Publications
    96 Working Papers (through Dec 2009)
    original research, synthesis, frameworks
    Briefs: 4 sets + 7 individual briefs
    4 Journal special issues
    Other journal articles, 1 book under review
    Publications on our website and available on CD
  • 14. Illustrative Impacts
    Requests for input on land policy from:
    Liberian Governance Commission
    African Union Land Tenure Initiative
    UNDP Oslo Governance Center and Drylands Center
    Land Grabs media outreach
    Developing research methods:
    Rights and Resources Initiative adopted “tenure box” that CAPRi developed
    Requests for translation of upcoming sourcebook into Spanish
    Bringing people together
    New collaborations
    Engagement with various initiatives
  • 15. International Land Coalition (ILC) and Land Grabs
    Contributed to an IFPRI brief on Land Grabs
    Contributed to a Woodrow Wilson Center edited volume on Land Grabs
    Participated in the meeting convened by the Japanese government at the UN General Assembly
    Participated in media outreach events and interviews
    Continue to follow-up with World Bank and FAO
    CAPRi’s Partnerships 1
  • 16. CAPRi’s Partnerships 2
    International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC—www.iasc-commons.org )
    Ruth is IASC president
    Panel on Collective Action and Property Rightsfor Poverty Reduction at the IASC 11th Biennial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia (2006)
    Co-organized Policy Forum on Threats to the Commons at the 12th Biennial Meeting in Cheltenham, England (2008)
    Panel on Commercial Pressures on the African Commons at the Africa Regional IASC meeting, Cape Town, South Africa (2009)
    What panels/events for 13th Biennial Conference, Hyderabad, Jan 10-14 2011?
  • 17. Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)
    Commons Initiative to influence Indian government policy on the commons in India, from state to national level, including climate change
    Facilitating research partnerships
    CAPRi Partnerships 3
  • 18. CAPRi ongoing activities 1
    Securing Access to Natural Resources: 4 grants awarded in 2009 for work in 7 countries:
    Bioversity:Payment for Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services (PACS) and implications for collective action and property rights (Peru, Bolivia)
    CIFOR: Biofuels Development, Local Resource Rights and Governance in Africa and Asia (Indonesia, Tanzania)
    ILRI: Securing Women’s Access to Livestock Assets and Income in Kenya and Mozambique
    WorldFish: Building resilience of community fisheries in the Tonle Sap Lake: Collective action and the capacity to manage resource competition (Cambodia)
  • 19. CAPRi Ongoing Activities 2
    Training Sourcebook: “Resources, Rights, and Cooperation: A Sourcebook on Property Rights and Collective Action for Sustainable Development”
    CAPRi and a few “outside” papers/briefs edited and illustrated
    Poster series: CAPRi key messages illustrated
    Training course in El Salvador, July 2010 (with sourcebook translated into Spanish)
  • 20. It is important to make it explicit that women have rights to resources. It’s not enough to assume that they have full use of “household” or husband’s resources.
  • 21. Collective action in the form
    of producer groups can help
    improve access to previously
    unreachable markets
  • 22. CAPRi Ongoing Activities 3
    Climate Change and Institutions
    Working paper in progress; presented at the Amsterdam Conference on Human Dimensions in Climate Change, Dec 2009
    CAPRi Policy Brief just published
    Contributed to IFPRI 2020 Climate Change and Agriculture series
  • 23. Collective Action, Property Rights, and Conflict in NRM
    New substantive area & opportunity to broaden CAPRi network
    Received over 70 abstract submissions
    Final selection of abstracts almost complete
    Workshop scheduled for June 28, 2010 in Siem Reap, Cambodia
    CAPRi Ongoing Activities 4