forestLAB is a research and innovation hub focused on pioneering world-class models for landscape management that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
forestLAB’s intention is to encourage cross-cutting collaboration through partnerships with leading academic institutions. Harnessing multidisciplinary expertise, we believe, is the answer to tackling complex developmental challenges and devising climate-smart models that are appropriate for Africa.
forestLAB’s founding partners are the African Conservation Development Group, the University of Stirling and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment based at the London School of Economics. In Gabon our founding partner is the National Scientific and Technological Research Centre (CENAREST).
Underpinning the research intent is the aim to translate academic excellence into real-world impact, from innovations in environmental practice and finance, to social development methodologies and economic models that inform best practice and policy considerations.