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Research at IIFM 20 th February 2015. Agenda  About IIFM  Research at IIFM  Centers  External Funding  Small Grants Programme  Some Focus Areas.

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1 Research at IIFM 20 th February 2015

2 Agenda  About IIFM  Research at IIFM  Centers  External Funding  Small Grants Programme  Some Focus Areas

3 About IIFM  IIFM was established as an autonomous institution in 1982.  IIFM was registered as a Society under Madhya Pradesh Society Registrikaran Adhiniyam, 1973 at Bhopal on 15.01.1982.  Under MoA and Rules of the Society, Minister for Environment and Forests, GoI is the President of the Society.  IIFM is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG).

4 IIFM Activities PGDFM FPM PhD Management Development Programs (MDPs) Workshops/ Seminars IIFM Sponsored (Completed & Ongoing) Ongoing Externally Sponsored (Completed & Ongoing) Completed Education Training Research Consultancy M Phil

5 Research @ IIFM  One of the four key activities at IIFM  Faculty Driven  Regional Center for NAEB  Centers of Excellence  External Funding  Internal Funding Via Small Grants Programme or SGP

6 Regional Center for NAEB  IIFM has been a regional center for NAEB since the 90’s  MP, Chhattisgarh and Odisha  Sponsors research projects, training programmes, projects

7 Regional Center for NAEB - Activities

8 Centres of Excellence  8 centers dedicated to special focus areas International Centre For Community Forestry (ICCF) Centre for Ecological Service Management (CESM) Centre for Livelihood Management (CLM) Centre for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification (CSFMFC) Centre for Climate Change Cell Centre for Policy Centre for Application of Management Techniques in Government (CAMTIG)  These centers pursue specific activities within the broad mandate of the Institute and provide research thrust in special areas of interest

9 External Funding for IIFM Research European Union/IIED, Ford Foundation, FAO, ITTO, IDRC, DFID, CIFOR, JSDF, UNICEF, UNDP, NERC, UNEP – Kenya, Darwin Initiative Programme by Dept. for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK, Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Govt. of Japan (PRIMAFF) etc; Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Science and Technology, State Forest Departments, State and National Medicinal Plant Board, 14th Finance Commission India, CSO - NRA, TIFAC New Delhi, DCH, TRIFED, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Indian Council of Social Science Research New Delhi, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, NTCA, etc. Many National and International Organizations have funded research projects at IIFM

10  SGP at IIFM aims to provide funding to IIFM faculty members to pursue short duration and limited budget research projects and case studies  Provides a springboard to try new ideas  Research Projects up to 2.50 Lac  Case Studies up to 50,000  Rapid clearance via peer review  Projects have to be completed within 1 year duration Small Grants Programme

11 Climate Change o Legal Framework for Claiming REDD+ o Study on CC and its effects through Practitioners’ Knowledge Biodiversity Management & Livelihood Security o Documentation of Bio-resources based Industries o CNRM Institutions and Poverty Reduction Sustainable Forest Management o C&I for Natural Forests, Plantations & NTFPs o Forest Certification Standards Ecosystem Services o Ecosystem Benefits of Protected Areas o Forest Resource Accounting o Forest Governance Environment Impact Assessment Ecotourism Some Research Focus Areas

12 Watershed Analysis Land-use and Agro-forestry Systems Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Wildlife Conservation Behavioral/Human Resource Study o Lifestyle Pattern & Carbon Foot Printing o Adaptation in Tribal Communities Forest Marketing o Marketing of Forestry Products o Marketing Information System Joint Forest Management Trees Outside Forests (ToF) Governance o Institutional Linkages Corporate Social Responsibility Some Research Focus Areas

13 Publications  IIFM Bhopal over the years has published many research papers and popular articles.  Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal faculty has been published in high impact factor journals of the world including PLOS One, Conservation Biology, Urban Geography, Ecological Indicators, Environment Development Sustainability etc

14 Publications 1997 -2013

15 Publications 2013 -14 Papers published and presented in National / International Journals / Seminars / Conferences 31 Published Books/ Reports/Book Review 10 Contributed Chapters in edited books06 Popular articles published15 Participation in National / International Seminars / Workshops / Conferences as resource persons / Presentation 40

16 Significant Research Impacts  TOF Started the TOF Dialog and presented country paper at TOF Expert Consultation in Rome  Sustainable Forest Management Bhopal India Process Criteria & Indicators  Economic Evaluation of Ecosystem Services First such group on economic evaluation

17 In the News - NTCA – Economic Evaluation of Tiger Reserves

18 Thanks

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