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Be a part of the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

Draw attention to your organization and cause through an exhibition at the Global Landscapes Forum or by entering the Infographic competition.

To apply for exhibition space or to get more information, please contact Vanda Ferreira dos Santos, CIFOR External Relations and Knowledge Sharing Officer

If your organization is interested in being actively involved in the Forum, follow the links below for more information.

Discussion-Forum

Discussion Forums

Application closed

Hosts of Discussion Forums guide multi-stakeholder exchanges on pressing issues under the Forum themes. A limited number of Discussion Forums will be held in parallel, to ensure the Forum is relevant and appealing to a broad range of stakeholders, who can then share knowledge for greater interdisciplinary interaction.

Discussion Forums will take place during both days of the conference (6-7 December).

All Discussion Forums will be based on evidence from research and practice. Organizations from developing countries can apply for subsidized Discussion Forums.

Please note that Discussion Forums are selected in a competitive process by a Science Committee comprised of experts from all partner organizations. Submitting an application does not guarantee a slot. Information on the selected Discussion Forums will be available on landscapes.org in the program section from end of September.

Civil-Society

Civil Society Sessions

Application closed

All of Saturday morning (6 December) will be set aside for civil society platforms that allow for interactive exchange among certain stakeholder groups – youth, civil society and the private sector. Civil society sessions will be held in parallel and at different times throughout the morning to expose participants to a wide range of views.

Sessions will be organized in an open format and hosts are free to choose the most suitable approach for communicating their stories. Forum organizers strongly encourage community-based groups and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations to participate.

Information on the selected sessions will be available on landscapes.org in the program section from end of September.

Data Landscapes: Infographic Competition

The Global Landscapes Forum is launching its inaugural infographic and data visualization competition in 2014 with a US$ 1000 first prize. The competition encourages research institutions, think tanks, design professionals, students and other interested individuals to use their creativity to enhance understanding of the holistic ‘landscape approach’ to development conservation and research.

“What is a landscape approach”?

Participants are free to focus on one or several of these questions:

  •  Why do we need landscape approaches to land management?
  •  Why are landscapes important for both adaptation to- and mitigation of climate change?
  • Why should landscape approaches have a place in the broader development agenda?
  • How can the complex relationships between humans and the environment be effectively communicated to specialists and the general public alike?

 

Too often, facts about development, land use and the environment are presented in a simplistic manner, overlooking key interactions that take place in landscapes.

The competition challenges participants to represent the real complexity of a landscape in a way that allows for simple understanding. For inspiration and information about landscapes and landscape approaches, view the Facts and figures.

Follow this link for a list of helpful resources and tools to design infographics and data visualizations, kindly provided by our partner, On Think Tanks.

We are happy about entries from data visualization and graphic design professionals – but also encourage amateurs to try out their design skills.

Deadline

Submissions will be received from 23 September 2014 to 03 November 2014 at midnight UTC. Winners will be announced on 10 November 2014.

Information on the selected sessions will be available on landscapes.org in the program section from end of September.

 

Fendi-AsparaExhibitions in Thematic Pavilions

Deadline for application: 10 October 2014

Exhibitions and poster presentations are clustered around key topics within the Forum’s pavilions. These spaces will be designed to create interactive spaces for participants to explore issues that cut across land use sectors such as gender, technology and innovation or poverty reduction.

This GLF innovation stimulates greater creativity, problem-solving and dialogue than traditional exhibition settings, and facilitates greater networking between hosts and participants – thus boosting the value of the exhibition space. Thematic pavilions create an ideal space for displaying your own products and for building your networks across organizations and sectors.

Pavilions will run throughout both days. On each day, time slots will be set aside for networking and exchange at pavilions, to make it easier for Forum attendees to take part and join discussions. Organizers will provide support and guidance on facilitation techniques.

Please click here to download the guidelines and application form.

To apply for exhibition space or to get more information, please contact Vanda Ferreira dos Santos, CIFOR External Relations and Knowledge Sharing Officer  [email protected]