Agenda

30 January, Thursday

11:00: Conference Registration Begins - Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street

 

12:00-1:00: Yale Forest Forum Lunch Discussion with Dr. Ariel Lugo: 

Forest Health in the Anthropocene: It’s Not What You Think!

Marsh Hall, 360 Prospect Street 

 

1:00-3:30: Photography for Storytelling with Pablo Albarenga. Register here. (max 15)

Sage Hall Lounge, 205 Prospect Street

 

1:30-3:30: Breakout Sessions 

Breakout sessions are formatted as participatory workshops to emphasize learning through focused discussions, sharing skills, hands-on activities, and case studies.

Name

Title

Room

Scott Francisco

Pairing Cities with Forests to model forest-positive globalization: The Cities4Forests “Partner Forest” Program  (1 hour session: 1:30 - 2:30)

Kroon 319

Eva Garen and Alicia Calle

Restoration Opportunities in Cattle Ranching Landscapes: Lessons Learned from Panamá and Colombia  (2 hour session: 1:30 - 3:30)

Kroon G01

 

4:00-5:30: Plenary Panel - Natural Regeneration Strategies for Forest Landscape RestorationBurke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

5:30-7:30: Welcome Reception co-hosted by The Forests Dialogue 

Cocktail reception for conference participants with Yale Gamelan music performance. Light dinner and drinks will be served. 3rd Floor of Kroon Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 January, Friday

 

8:00-9:00: Breakfast and Registration, 3rd Floor of Kroon Hall 

 

9:00-9:15: Welcome Remarks, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

  • ISTF 2020 Conference Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Thomas Easley - Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

 

9:15-10:30: Opening Keynote Remarks

  • Ariel Lugo - Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service (Puerto Rico) 

  • Susan Chomba - Project Manager, Regreening Africa, ICRAF (Kenya)

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

 

11:00-12:00: Breakout Sessions 

Keynote Discussion Groups: In addition to other breakouts, a discussion group will be led by each keynote presenter and facilitated by Yale Faculty. Participants will delve into the thought provoking remarks provided in the morning.

 

Name

Title

Room

Ariel Lugo

Restoration of What for What and for Whom?

Kroon 319

Susan Chomba

Restoration: Moving from Ivory Towers of Mere Commitments to Local Action

Kroon 321

Kelechi Eleanya

Restoration: Entry Point for Sustainable Peace and Security in Drylands of West Africa

Kroon G01

Sheila Ward, Ruth Metzel, Rene Zamora, Paula Sarigumba

Global ISTF: restoring human connections to support Tropical Forest and Landscape Restoration

Sage 24

 

12:00-1:00: Lunch

 

1:00-2:30: Plenary Panel - Envisioning Critical Restoration Ecologies, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall 

  • Juanita Sundberg - Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (Canada)

  • Rebecca Lave - Associate Professor, Indiana University (USA)

  • Tracey Osborne - Associate Professor, University of California, Merced (USA)

2:35-3:35: Flash Talks 

Flash talks are a series of ten minute talks. Each session comprises 5 presenters, separated into three different rooms, who share their experiences or research.

 

Group A - Alternatives for Restoration Policy - Kroon 321

Group B - Novel Restoration Efforts - Kroon 319

Group C - Ethnographical Perspectives - Burke Auditorium

 

3:35-4:30: Coffee Break and Poster Session 

 

4:30-5:30: Innovation Prize Presentation, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

Yale ISTF offers a cash Innovation Prize to honor outstanding projects that provide a paradigm-shifting approach to restoration in tropical forest landscapes. Two ISTF Innovation Prize finalists present their projects, followed by a casting of votes to choose the ISTF Innovation Prize winner. 

5:30-7:00: Special ISTF edition of TGIF, 3rd Floor of Kroon Hall

Mingle with the foresters at Yale over beer, wine, and pizza at this Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Friday evening tradition!

 

 

 

1 February, Saturday

 

8:00-9:00: Breakfast, 3rd Floor of Kroon Hall

 

9:00-10:20: Plenary Panel – Highlighting Women’s Voices in Grassroots Restoration, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

  • Sylviane Volempeno - Director, Mikajy Natiora (Madagascar)

  • Atalla Joan Angom - Snr. Environment Officer / Ag. Natural Resources Officer, Alebtong District (Uganda)

  • Beverly Mugure Gichiri - Founder, Mugure Agriventures Limited (Kenya)

10:20-10:40: Coffee Break 

 

10:40-11:30: Plenary Lecture - Cercle D’Art Des Travailleurs De Plantation Congolaise: Perspectives from the Post-Plantation, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

11:35 - 12:30: Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are formatted as participatory workshops to emphasize learning through focused discussions, sharing skills, hands-on activities, and case studies.

Name

Title

Room

Jacquelyn Francis & Ruth Metzel

The Role of Tropical Forest Restoration in “bending the curve”: Brainstorm Innovative Climate Change Solutions with the Keeling Curve Prize

Kroon G01

Sarah Wilson

Restoring forest ecosystems and landscapes: Perspectives from the PARTNERS international restoration network, and the restoration databank

Kroon 319

Paul Hatanga

Humanitarian Crises, Resource Degradation & Restoration Options, Uganda

Kroon 321

René Zamora Cristales

Landscape Sustainability Index for Restoration: Monitoring impacts of restoration

Sage 24

12:30-1:30: Lunch

 

1:30-3:00: Plenary Panel -  Telling Stories of Resistance and Repair, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

  • Pablo Albarenga - National Geographic Explorer, documentary photographer, visual storyteller (Uruguay)

  • Nelly Luna Amancio - Founder and Editor, Ojo Publico (Peru)

  • Aisyah Llewellyn - Deputy Editor, New Naratif (Indonesia)

  • Ranto Sibarani - human rights lawyer, KontraS (Indonesia)

3:05-4:05: Flash Talks 

Flash talks are a series of ten minute talks. Each session comprises 5 presenters, separated into three different rooms, who share their experiences or research.

 

Group D - Local Restoration - Kroon 321

Group E - Ecology Focused Restoration - Kroon 319

Group F - Demographical Views on Restoration - Burke Auditorium

 

4:05-4:30: Coffee Break and Poster Session

 

4:30-4:45: Innovation Prize Winner Announcement / Closing Remarks, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

ISTF Innovation Prize Winner Announcement: Based on the votes cast on Friday, January 31, we will announce the ISTF Innovation Prize winner. Both the finalist and the runner up will be awarded a cash prize to dedicate to their restoration efforts.

Photo Competition Announcement