Associate Professor of Forest Policy and Local Governance

email: harada@shse.u-hyogo.ac.jp


I have been an associate professor since 2008 in the School of Human Science, University of Hyogo, Hyogo, Japan. Prior to joining the university, I worked as a researcher with the Forest Conservation Project in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Kanagawa, Japan, I completed my PhD from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the Univeristy of Tokyo, and worked for Biodiversity Conservatio Project, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) while carrying out my doctoral research in the Gunung Halimun National Park, West Java, Indonesia. I belonged to the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Western Austalia, from July 2005 to July 2006 as a visiting fellow. I have other experiences to work for projects of JICA in Indonesia. I am a peer reviewer of an International journa
l. I am always welcoming foreign students and visiting scholars from South and Southeast Asian and African Countries. .


Professional Activities
I have been researching about the local knowledge of forest resources and customary land tenure systems as well as international and national forest policies. My research investigates sound relationships between local forest management and global forest issues. My research fields are in South-east Asian countries, especially Indonesia.

My current works include management of national parks, forest certification, fairtrade coffee, REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation).

Selected Publications
・Yokota, Y., Harada, K. Oktalina, S.N., Rohman, Wiyono, Tanaka, M. and Inoue, M. (in press) Contribution to participant's livelihood by community collaborative forest management system in Java, Indonesia- A case study in Madiun, East Java. Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
Harada,K. and Wiyono (2013) Certification of a community-based forest enterprise for improving institutional management and household income: A case from Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia Online first,
Small-scale Forestry.
Harada, K., Rohman, Silvi, N. O., Wiyono (2012) Exploring Potentials of Forest Certification for Community-based Forest Management in Indonesia. Journal of Forest Economics, 58(1): 58-67.
・Ratsimbazafy, L. C., Harada,K. and Yamamura, M. (2012) Forest resources use, attitude, and perception of local residents towards community based forest management: Case of the Makira Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Project, Madagascar. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, 4(13): 321-332.
Harada, K., Wiyono, Silvi, N. O. and Rohman (2011) Forest certification for community-based forest management as an option for rediscovering community forest in Indonesia. 80-102. The International Conference on Forest Related Traditional Knowledge and Culture in Asia. November 23-26, 2011, Seogwipo, Jeju Islands, Korea
Proceeding of International Conference.pdf
・Ratsimbazafy, L. C., Harada,K. and Yamamura, M. (2011) Forest conservaton and livelihood conflict in REDD: A case study from the corridor Ankeniheny Zahamena REDD project, Madagascar. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 3(12): 618-630.
・Alam, M., Furukawa, Y. Harada, K. (2009) Agroforestry as a sustainable landuse option in degraded tropical forests: a study from Bangladesh, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 12(2): 147-158.
・Yokota, Y., Harada, K. Oktalina, S. N. Rohman, Putro, W. T. (2009) Participatory approach in teak forest management in Indonesia: A case study in Madiun, East Java, 87-93, JIRCAS Working Report No. 60.
・Schyvens, H. Harada, K.,Lopez-Casero, F. (2008) Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries: Risks and Opportunities for Rural Communities in the Asia-Pacific Region, pp.79-104, Second IGES White Paper Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development
・Scheyvens, H., Harada, K. Hyakumura, K. (2007) Incorporating certification into a pro-poor forestry agenda: Lessons from and options for the Asia-Pacific Region, 1-23, Proceedings: International Conference on Poverty Reduction and Forests-Tenure, Market and Policy Reforms, Bangkok, 3-7, September 2007.
Harada, K., Yokota, Y. Tachibana, S. (2006) Social aspects of CDM in forestry - lessons from two feasibility studies in Indonesia, Climate Change and Forest Sector - Clean Development Mechanism in Asia Tropical Countries, 167-190, South Korea: Korean Studies Information Co. Ltd.
Nanang, M., Hyakumura, K., Harada, K., Inoue, M. (2006) Patterns of Behavior in Local Forest management: Case Studies from Indonesia and Laos. Socio-Humanities, 1 (1): 55-65.
Harada, K. (2006) From coercion to collaboration: participatory forest management in Indonesia, ASIAVIEW, 15-16, Perth: Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University
Harada, K. (2005) Local perspectives in protected area management, The State of Environment in Asia 2004/05 ed. Japan Environment Council, 263-268
Harada, K. (2005)Local use of agricultural lands and natural resources as the commons in Gunung Halimun National Park, West Java, Indonesia, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 12: 34-47
Harada, K., Mogea, J. P., Rahayu, M. (2005)Diversity, conservation, local knowledge of rattans and sugarpalm in Gunung Halimun National Park, Indonesia, Journal of the International Palm Society 49(1): 25-35
Harada, K. (2004) Social aspects of CDM in forestry-focused on the results of feasibility studies in Indonesia, 57-67, International Workshop on Climate Change and Forest Sector: Clean Development Mechanism in Tropical Countries, Seoul, Korea, 21-23, September, 2004
・Rahayu, M., Harada, K. (2004) Peran tumbuhan dalam kehidupan tradisional masyarakat lokal di Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun-Jawa Barat (The role of plants for the traditional livelihoods of local people in Gunung Halimun National Park, Berita Biology 7(1,2): 17-23
Harada, K. (2004) Dependency of local people on the forests of Gunung Halimun National Park, West Java, Indonesia, TROPICS 13(3): 161-185
・Nanang, M., Hyakumura, K., Harada, K., Inoue, M. (2003) Participation on the ground: some case studies on the forest policy implementation in Indonesia and Laos, 27-35, The 12th Bio-Refor Workshop on Ecological Approach for Productivity and Sustainability of Forests, Gajah Mada University, Jogjyakarta 15-16 December 2003
Harada, K. (2003)Attitudes of local people towards conservation and Gunung Halimun National Park in West Java, Indonesia, Journal of Forest Research 8: 271-282
Harada, K. (2003) Policy of protected areas and local use of forest resources in Indonesia: a case study of a National Park in West Java, People and Forest in Southeast Asia, Fareast Russia, and Japan: Forest Policy and Local Reality ed. M. Inoue and H. Isozaki, 231-247, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Harada, K. (2003) Protected area, The State of the Environment in Asia 2002/2003 ed. Japan Environment Council, 255-260, Tokyo, Springer
Harada, K. (2001) A trial of environmental education and the strategy for supporting systems in the protected area in Indonesia, 34-47, The Fifth UNESCO/Japan Seminar on Environmental Education in Asia-Pacific Region, November 20-22, Tokyo, 2001

Selected Presentations
Harada, K. (2000) Environmental education for local people in Gunung Halimun National Park in Indonesia, The Common Agenda Roundtable-Environmental Education in Indonesia, Yogyakarta, 31 October-5 November, 2000
Harada, K. (2001) A trial of environmental education and the strategy for supporting systems in the protected area in Indonesia, The Fifth UNESCO/Japan Seminar on Environmental Education in Asia-Pacific Region, November 20-22, Tokyo
Harada, K.(2004)Social aspect of CDM in forestry-focused on the results of feasibility studies in Indonesia, International Workshop on Climate Change and Forest Sector: Clean Development Mechanism in Tropical Countries, Seoul, Korea, 21-23, September
Harada, K., Yokota, Y., Oktalina, S. N., Rohman, Putro, W. T. (2005) Paradigm shift of tumpansari system towards local involvement in Madiun, East Java, Indonesia, Poster Presentation, XX IUFRO WORLD CONGRESS, 8-13, August , Brisbane Australia
Harada, K. (2006) From coercion to collaboration: participatory forest management in Indonesia, A Public Seminar for Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University.
Harada, K. (2006) From coercion to collaboration: participatory forest management in Indonesia, A Public Seminar for the School of Resources, Environment and Society, Australian National University.
Harada, K. (2006) A new paradigm of participatory forest management in State Forestry Enterprise in Madiun, East Java, Indonesia, ASIA RECONSTRUCTED from critiques of development to postcolonial studies, The 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, University of Wollongong, 26-29, June, 2006.
Harada, K., Hyakumura, K., Schyvens, H. (2007) Certification of community-based forest management in the Asia-Pacific region, Poster Presentation, International Conference on Poverty Reduction and Forests Tenure, Market and Policy Reforms, 3-7, September, Bangkok Thailand.

Harada, K (2009)From biodiversity conservation to climate change mitigation: Can REDD save communities in protected areas?, Symposium on Communities’ Responses to Climate Change Integrating Scientific Knowledge and Grass Root Experiences〜United Nations, ISP, GEIC
http://www.unu.edu/events/files/2009/GEIC_ClimateChange_20090325_en.pdf

http://geic.hq.unu.edu/ENV/Files/2009/090325/7_Harada.pdf
Harada, K., Rohman, Silvi, Wiyono (2010) Forest certification for smallholder forestry as an option for poverty alleviation: lessons from two cases in Indonesia. XXIII IUFRO World Congress, Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment, 23-28 August 2010, COEX, Seoul, Korea.
http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/forest/iufro/iufroxxiii/23aug.html
http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/ymbvol178num1e.pdf
・Ratsimbazafy, L. C., Harada, K., Yamamura, M. (2010) Community forest management as building block of REDD Madagascar: Risks and opportunities for community livelihood. The 2010 International Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation“Tropical Biodiversity: Surviving the Food, Energy and Climate Crisis”, 19-23, July, Bali, Indonesia.

Harada, K. (2011) Betweeen global regulatory frameworks for climate change mitigation and local initiatives for forest management: Cases of national parks, forest certification and fair trade coffee in Indonesia. Hyogo-Curtin Collaboration Seminar 2011. 5, August, 2011, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
・Yoshikawa, C. and Harada, K. (2011) Perspectives and realities of forest CSR activities: A case of 'Hyogo Forest-making Project Commission', Poster presentation, Hyogo-Curtin Collaboration Seminar 2011, 5, August, 2011, 5, August, 2011, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
・Ratsimbazafy, L. C. and Harada, K. (2011) Implementing global environmental policy at local level The perspectives of REDD implementation: A case from Madagascar. Poster presentation, Hyogo-Curtin Collaboration Seminar 2011, 5, August, 2011, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Harada, K., Wiyono, Silvi, N. O. and Rohman (2011) Forest certification for community-based forest management as an option for rediscovering community forest in Indonesia. The International Conference on Forest Related Traditional Knowledge and Culture in Asia. November 23-26, 2011, Seogwipo, Jeju Islands, Korea Proceeding of International Conference.pdf
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