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CAPRi Overview Feb 2010


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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,
CAPRi impacts and partnerships, and ongoing CAPRi activities.

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CAPRi Overview Feb 2010

  1. 1. CGIAR System-Wide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights<br />CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi)<br />Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Helen Markelova, and Eric Haglund<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Brief introduction to CAPRi<br />Update on CAPRi activities <br />CAPRi impacts and partnerships<br />Ongoing Activities<br />
  3. 3. Concept note 1994, approved 1996<br />By 1997 all 16 CGIAR centers had joined<br />Initial focus more on property rights; collective action growing over time<br />Support from <br />Norway, Italy, World Bank (operations and grants), Ford and Germany for grants<br />Science Council External Review 2002<br />2002 CGIAR award for Outstanding Scientific Partnership<br />Community of practice started with CGIAR, now expanded<br />Brief CAPRi history<br />
  4. 4. Objectives<br />Increase knowledge on Collective Action and Property Rights institutions in natural resource management<br />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; <br />Strengthen the capacity of national and CGIAR centers, NGOs, universities, and local organizations to undertake this work. <br />
  5. 5. How we work<br />Research Grants (competitively allocated)<br />CGIAR Research Grants <br />PhD Field Research Fellowships<br />Workshops (research or policy outreach)<br />Capacity building: <br />Training courses <br />Training materials<br />Publications<br />Working papers<br />Policy briefs<br />Books<br />Journal articles and special issues<br />CD, website, blog<br />
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  7. 7. CAPRi Governance<br />Steering Committee: representatives from each CGIAR center and selected NARs, ARIs<br />Vacancies: 1 South Asian NARs rep<br />Executive Committee: 6 members elected from 3 CGIAR Centers and 3 NARs (geographically representative)<br />Vacancies: 1 South Asian NARs, 1 African NARs, 2 CGIAR Centers<br />Secretariat<br />
  8. 8. Priority Themes <br />Technology adoption <br />Devolution of natural resource management <br />Accommodating multiple uses and users of natural resources <br />Role of environmental risk <br />Changing market relationships <br />Demographic change <br />Conservation of genetic resources <br />Crosscutting topics<br />Poverty reduction <br />Gender <br />Capacity strengthening <br />
  9. 9. Role of Collective Action, Property Rights in Natural Resource Management<br />Tenure security<br />high<br />Institution<br />low<br />region<br />high<br />Fisheries<br />Watershed<br />management<br />Space<br />Forestry<br />Irrigation<br />Rangeland<br />management<br />Collective action<br />IPM<br />Terracing<br />Soil fertility<br />Agroforestry<br />HYVs<br />Time<br />plot<br />low<br />Scale<br />long term<br />short term<br />
  10. 10. CAPRi activities 2006-2009<br />Workshops:<br />2006: Research Workshop on Collective Action and Market Access for Smallholders (Cali, Colombia): 11 Working papers, special issue of Food Policy <br />2007: Policy Conference on Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction (Entebbe, Uganda) 9 Working papers, brief set, book manuscript under review. <br />2008: Expert consultation on Pro-poor and People Centered Climate Change (Washington, DC): CAPRi brief, 2020 IFPRI brief, working paper in progress<br />2009: Policy Workshop on Gender and Collective Action (Dhaka, Bangladesh): 2 Working Papers, more in progress<br />
  11. 11. CAPRi activities 2006-2009<br />Research grants: <br />CA and PR for poverty reduction (6 grants working in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia)<br />Gender and collective action (2 grants working in Nigeria and Bangladesh)<br />PhD dissertation fellowships (4 grants working in Indonesia, Uganda, Cambodia, and Kenya)<br />
  12. 12. Capacity Strengthening<br />Training course in 2007: Training on Property Rights, Collective Action, and Environmental Governance (Bangalore, India)<br />Training materials on our website and training sourcebook conceived<br />Theoretical chapters and case studies for textbook: The Economics of Institutions: Theory and Applications to African Agriculture<br />Materials used by distance learning, several NARS programs<br />
  13. 13. Publications<br />96 Working Papers (through Dec 2009)<br />original research, synthesis, frameworks<br />Briefs: 4 sets + 7 individual briefs<br />4 Journal special issues<br />Other journal articles, 1 book under review<br />Publications on our website and available on CD<br />
  14. 14. Illustrative Impacts<br />Requests for input on land policy from:<br />Liberian Governance Commission<br />African Union Land Tenure Initiative<br />UNDP Oslo Governance Center and Drylands Center<br />Land Grabs media outreach<br />Developing research methods:<br />Rights and Resources Initiative adopted “tenure box” that CAPRi developed<br />Requests for translation of upcoming sourcebook into Spanish<br />Bringing people together<br />New collaborations<br />Engagement with various initiatives<br />
  15. 15. International Land Coalition (ILC) and Land Grabs<br />Contributed to an IFPRI brief on Land Grabs<br />Contributed to a Woodrow Wilson Center edited volume on Land Grabs<br />Participated in the meeting convened by the Japanese government at the UN General Assembly<br />Participated in media outreach events and interviews<br />Continue to follow-up with World Bank and FAO<br />CAPRi’s Partnerships 1<br />
  16. 16. CAPRi’s Partnerships 2<br />International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC— )<br />Ruth is IASC president<br />Panel on Collective Action and Property Rightsfor Poverty Reduction at the IASC 11th Biennial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia (2006)<br />Co-organized Policy Forum on Threats to the Commons at the 12th Biennial Meeting in Cheltenham, England (2008)<br />Panel on Commercial Pressures on the African Commons at the Africa Regional IASC meeting, Cape Town, South Africa (2009)<br />What panels/events for 13th Biennial Conference, Hyderabad, Jan 10-14 2011? <br />
  17. 17. Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)<br />Commons Initiative to influence Indian government policy on the commons in India, from state to national level, including climate change<br />Facilitating research partnerships<br />CAPRi Partnerships 3<br />
  18. 18. CAPRi ongoing activities 1<br />Securing Access to Natural Resources: 4 grants awarded in 2009 for work in 7 countries:<br />Bioversity:Payment for Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services (PACS) and implications for collective action and property rights (Peru, Bolivia)<br />CIFOR: Biofuels Development, Local Resource Rights and Governance in Africa and Asia (Indonesia, Tanzania)<br />ILRI: Securing Women’s Access to Livestock Assets and Income in Kenya and Mozambique<br />WorldFish: Building resilience of community fisheries in the Tonle Sap Lake: Collective action and the capacity to manage resource competition (Cambodia)<br />
  19. 19. CAPRi Ongoing Activities 2<br />Training Sourcebook: “Resources, Rights, and Cooperation: A Sourcebook on Property Rights and Collective Action for Sustainable Development”<br />CAPRi and a few “outside” papers/briefs edited and illustrated<br />Poster series: CAPRi key messages illustrated<br />Training course in El Salvador, July 2010 (with sourcebook translated into Spanish)<br />
  20. 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.<br />
  21. 21. Collective action in the form<br />of producer groups can help<br />improve access to previously<br />unreachable markets<br />
  22. 22. CAPRi Ongoing Activities 3<br />Climate Change and Institutions<br />Working paper in progress; presented at the Amsterdam Conference on Human Dimensions in Climate Change, Dec 2009<br />CAPRi Policy Brief just published<br />Contributed to IFPRI 2020 Climate Change and Agriculture series<br />
  23. 23. Collective Action, Property Rights, and Conflict in NRM<br />New substantive area & opportunity to broaden CAPRi network<br />Received over 70 abstract submissions<br />Final selection of abstracts almost complete<br />Workshop scheduled for June 28, 2010 in Siem Reap, Cambodia<br />CAPRi Ongoing Activities 4<br />