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Improving Public Policies

in a Digital World

14/15 NOV. 2017

Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne


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Retour à l'emploi du temps / Back to the schedule
Mardi/Tuesday 14 nov. - Mercredi/Wednesday 15 nov.

Title round table

Salle / Hall : IRJS - Salle des séminaires

Horaire / Schedule : 15h45 - 17h15 (session 1) / 17h30 - 19h00 (session 2)

Président de séance :  Andrew Stott

Langue / Language : EN



Speech 1: TIC’s and the access to environmental information in Brazil
(José Antônio TIETZMANN E SILVA - Lawyer and Consultant, Rede Gaia, Consultoria Ambiental, Brazil, Professor and researcher, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, Associated researcher, CRIDEAU-OMIJ, France, National Focal Point in Brazil, CIDCE) 

Speech 2: Environmental Protection and Mineral Exploration in Brazil 
(Luciane MARTINS DE ARAÚJO - Lawyer and Consultant, Rede Gaia, Consultoria Ambiental, Brazil, Professor and researcher, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, Brazil, Associated researcher, CRIDEAU-OMIJ, France, CIDCE member)

Speech 3: Increasing biological knowledge through environmental data
(Simon JUIF - Electronical engineer & CTO at LaCoolCo and Romain Tourte: Computer Scientist & CEO at Tamata Ocean) 

Speech 4: (Eleanor MITCH - Doctorante, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Speech 5: Data from the ground - IoT data and the government
(Prasanna LAL DAS - Lead Digital Strategist - The World Bank - United States)

Speech 6: Overcoming barriers to open environmental data
(Andrew STOTT - Former Director of Transparency and Digital Engagement, UK Government)

Speech 7: (Virgile DEVILLE - Co-founder of Democracy Earth and Open Source Politics)

Speech 8: Water Security, Law Enforcement and Compliance: The case of Atewa Range Forest Reserve - Ghana 

(Edward AMANKWAH - Center for Environmental Governance (CEGO) - Ghana)

Protected areas constitute one of the viable tools that countries like Ghana can count on for securing and conserving environmental, social and economic capital.The issues of water depletion, deforestation and forest degradation continue to be the bane of communities living on the fringes of reserved forest and other protected areas and it is imperative that the establishment and effective management of Atewa Range Forest Reserve (ARFR) merit considerable attention. The study objectives were to determine the human activities that confront the management of the Atewa Range Forest Reserve (ARFR) and the way to contain these setbacks and improve the livelihood abilities of the local communities. Specific laws and regulations are needed to back-up the selected management approach. From these laws and regulations would emanate ‘requirements’ that spells out specific practices and procedures to directly or indirectly reduce water evaporation. A compliance and enforcement program that is effective and part of a larger environmental management effort will bring a variety of benefits to society.The study relied on both primary and secondary data .The multi - stage sampling procedure consisting of stratified, purposive, systematic and simple random sampling methods were used to select the sample units for the study .The perceptual issues of great concern to the communities were sustainable livelihood and poverty which pushes them to poach the wildlife and access other non-timber forest products for which they accepted as declining in numbers and some getting extinct. Though illegal logging and deforestation scored 7.8 per cent it did not matter as an immediate and pressing issue for the respondents in the study. The community’s desire for governmental intervention through the District administration to support their developmental agenda also scored 59.1 per cent. The study gives credence for a sustained community education, improvements in farming practices, alternative livelihood projects and support.