Governing innovation and knowledge sharing to increase adaptive capacity of forest industry in Quesnel, British Columbia

In Quesnel, British Columbia, efforts to stimulate innovation and diversify actors of local forest industry can be challenging for emerging locally-driven small forest enterprises that have limited capacity and resources. Building an inclusive forest industry that constitutes existing large forest enterprises and locally-controlled small forest enterprises in the landscapes therefore involves strengthening networks of knowledge and innovation. This research seeks to gain a deep understanding of Quesnel forest industries and to identify conditions that foster learning and innovation among locally-driven forest enterprises. To meet the objective, we will apply a participatory approach to learn about the underpinning social network and points of leverage to achieve resilient forest industry. Community-driven study using participatory approach will help the City of Quesnel to establish a long-term collaboration with private institutions and local communities to improve the effectiveness of Forestry Initiatives Program

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Adinda Rizky Herdianti
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Jeffrey Sayer;Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono
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British Columbia
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