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A youth visioning workshop methodology: Co-creating the Future of Forest Work

Preprint written by Scott Francisco and Sarah Jane Wilson


Abstract: The Future of Forest Work and Communities (FoFW) community of practice was established to understand young people’s perspectives on employment, life goals, migration and the forests they live in or near to. A major challenge for those working at the nexus of environment and development is gaining a holistic, systemic understanding of the decisions and practices of people and communities in relation to their environment. This draft/pre-paper describes how the fields of systems thinking, design thinking, and organisational development can inform how to engage local people about global issues in a meaningful and culturally relevant way.


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