GROUPE DE COMMISSION DE L'UICN

IUCN CEESP Environment and Peace Thematic Group

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Description:

The IUCN CEESP Environment and Peace Theme focuses on the integration of natural resource management in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and recovery to build resilience in communities ...

The IUCN CEESP Environment and Peace Theme focuses on the integration of natural resource management in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and recovery to build resilience in communities affected by conflict.

Group leadership

Dr Elaine HSIAO

Chair
Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao is an Assistant Professor in the School of Peace and Conflict Studies with a focus in environmental peacebuilding and international development. She is a critical socio-legal ...
Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao is an Assistant Professor in the School of Peace and Conflict Studies with a focus in environmental peacebuilding and international development. She is a critical socio-legal scholar and political ecologist, integrating peace and conflict studies with transboundary conservation and protected areas, Indigenous and community governance, human rights and rights of nature, and development alternatives. Much of her work seeks to address conflicts in conservation (e.g., human-protected area conflicts, human-wildlife conflicts), conservation in places of conflict (i.e., conflict-sensitive and conflict-resilient conservation), and conflict resolution through conservation (environmental peacebuilding). Prior to joining KSU SPCS, Dr. Hsiao was a Global Challenges Fellow at the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Rwanda’s Center of Excellence on Biodiversity and Natural Resources (UR CoEB), where she explored the disruption and revitalization of ICCAs (areas and territories conserved by Indigenous Peoples and local communities) in Rwanda, and the concept of ecological peace, evolving peace theory for inter-species or more-than-human relations. She led the IUCN WCPA Young Professionals Network from 2012-2016, developed and led a peace park learning expedition in Parque Internacional La Amistad (2011), held a Fulbright grant in Uganda (2010-2011) and co-produced a documentary film (“Transcending Boundaries”), worked to establish a peace park on the border of Honduras and Nicaragua while at the UN University for Peace, and served the Permanent Mission for the Union of Comoros at the UN.

Ms Mirali SHUKLA

Deputy Chair

Mirali (USA) is an interdisciplinary researcher, exploring the linkages between IPLCs and the natural environment. Her projects focus on how this relationship affects wildlife research and ...

Mirali (USA) is an interdisciplinary researcher, exploring the linkages between IPLCs and the natural environment. Her projects focus on how this relationship affects wildlife research and conservation, human rights, and conflict resolution. She is the founder and co-founder of several organizations that center around biocultural conservation, and has collaborated with the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, The Society of Ethnobiology, The Rotary Club, The Matsunaga Institute of Peace and several academic institutions in order to develop a framework for marginalized community perspectives in conservation. She is currently the co-chair of the Young Professional's Interest Group at the Environmental Peacebuilding Association and is the Deputy Chair for the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy's (CEESP) Theme on Environment and Peace.. She also works in the field as a thermal drone pilot and project research assistant for both terrestrial and marine species. Mirali holds a BSc in International Relations with a focus on environmental conflict and is currently pursuing postgraduate study in endangered species conservation in conflict areas.

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Official name:
IUCN CEESP Environment and Peace Thematic Group