Research has shown that success in dealing with problems facing Africa commons management may lie in addressing fragmentation of the knowledge base and, hence, management policy. Traditionally management has been carried out by government agencies that focus on a particular sector, e.g. fisheries, agriculture or forestry, using knowledge from scientists that specialise in that sector, and working with community groups to create and enforce rules developed for that sector.
The regional meeting of the EU branch of the IASC will have as its theme “Shared Resources in a Rapidly Changing World”, reflecting the emphasis on the currently well recognized fact that many if not most resources (e.g. natural resources, social capital, knowledge) require a shared management regime. This is due to complex socio-ecological inter-dependencies, which do not stop neither at national boundaries nor private properties. But a multitude of combined and mixed governance regimes is necessary to manage these resources in an efficient and sustainable way.
The North American regional meeting of the IASC had as its theme “capturing the complexity of the commons” reflecting the increasing efforts to understand commons over time at multiple levels of scale. The goal is to foster more discussion and collaboration especially among North American researchers working on commons from an interdisciplinary point of view.
- Date - 20-22 January 2009
- Location - Cape Town, South Africa
- Chair/Host - Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape
- Theme - Scaling Up Conservation Practices for Natural Resource Commons in Africa
Conference title: Building the European Commons: From Open Fields to Open Source
The website of the conference is hosted by Brescia University.
Conference papers at the Digital Library of the Commons.
International Association for the Study of Common Property
Held on May 20, 2005
Traditional Lands in the Pacific Region:
Indigenous Common Property Resources in Convulsion or Cohesion
September 7-9, 2003
Australian Property Institute
The Second Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Association
Joining the Northern Commons:
Lessons for the World, Lessons from the World
August 17-21, 2003
Conference papers at the Digital Library of the Commons
- Dates - July 11 - 14
- Location - Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Host - Chaing Mai University
- Theme - Politics of the Commons: Articulating Strengthening Local Practices
THE COMMONS IN TRANSITION:
property on natural resources in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Announcement for a workshop co-organized by
Institute for Agricultural Economics (VUZE), Prague
- Date - May 17
- Location - Oaxaca, Mexico
- Chair/Host - Leticia Merino & Jim Robson, UNAM
- Theme - Bridging the Commons Gap in Latin America
- Date - December 14 & 15
- Location - New Delhi, India
- Chair/Host - Michelle Curtain & Winrock International
WEST AFRICA IASCP NETWORK
SYNTHESIS REPORT OF IASCP
REGIONALIZATION NETWORK IN FRENCH-SPEAKING WEST AFRICA IN
24-25 SEPTEMBER 2001
WEST AFRICA IASCP COORDINATION :
Tradition and Globalisation:
Critical Issues for the Accommodation of CPRs
in the Pacific Region
September 2-4, 2001
Mozambique Common Property Theory Workshop
July 20-24, 1999
The Mozambican Center for Forestry Research (CEF), whose staff have attended the 1996 and 1998 IASCP meetings, invited six members of the IASCP council to participate in a workshop and conference in Mozambique on common property theory and its application to that country's
natural resource management challenges.
Proceedings from: Reflections on Common Property Theory & Research
The Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Date: 7 June, 1999
Edited by: Michelle Curtain
Transcribed by: Merwin Siu and A. Vishnu Pandurangadu
Published by the International Association for the Study of Common Property(IASCP), Revised on December 5, 1999.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
28 February, 1997
Bonnie J. McCay and Barbara Jones, editors.
Published by the Ecopolicy Center for Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Issues, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Revised Edition, June 30, 1997