ROOM: RSCC, D5
Do you have a complex conservation challenge? Is social conflict complicating or impeding your efforts to create positive change? Have you been wondering what Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT) is all about? This workshop is your chance to get orientated to the theory, principles, and practice of CCT! The Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace) is the pioneer of and global leader in CCT. This half-day orientation workshop will provide an introduction to CCT, which draws from diverse disciplines ranging from neurology, psychology, and anthropology to behavioral economics, systems practice, and complexity science. In addition, this workshop will give you an opportunity to explore how CCT is applicable to your conservation challenge and why addressing the deep-rooted, underlying issues of social conflicts around wildlife and conservation issues may be critical to creating a path toward lasting solutions that benefit people and wildlife. Around the world, conservation conflicts, including conflicts related to wildlife, are detrimental to livelihoods, community ways of life, and conservation efforts alike. Regardless of where they occur, social conflicts around conservation issues can erode efforts to promote shared solutions between communities, conservationists, and governments. If deep-rooted conflicts are not sufficiently reconciled through strategic process and relationship changes, conservation efforts stall, fail, or regress. CCT provides a way of thinking about, understanding, and addressing such conflicts. In this workshop, CPeace will outline the basics of CCT, giving you an opportunity to explore how CCT can be applied to your efforts.
Organizers: Francine Madden