Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Social Foresty in ASEAN: Sustaining Collaborative and Innovative People-Centered Actions

June 30, 2018

The CSO Forum has come far as a regional platform for knowledge sharing. Back in 2011, it started with we started with 10 organizations in a brown bag discussion with ASEAN Member State Representatives in  Brunei. Today the CSO Forum has over 60 organizations hailing from 8 countries from ASEAN collaborating with key stakeholders towards common goals. The CSO Forum has succeeded in bringing together diverse organisations driven by the common goal of mainstreaming people-centered actions in thematic areas of social forestry and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Over the years, the CSO Forum made significant progress in 8 countries in Southeast Asia, with particular focus on four key thematic areas. This report provides a detailed overview of the CSO Forum’s achievements in each of the thematic areas at the regional and national levels.

Thematic Reports

The past seven years have been a period of important accomplishments for the CSO Forum. Monitoring of progress for each thematic area has been guided by the following questions:

  1. What have been the achievements in the past 5-7 years against the CSO Forum targets?
  2. What has been the role and contribution of AWG-SF in these achievements?
  3. What has been the impact in communities?
  4. What do you think would be the major challenges confronting social forestry development and implementation from now until 2025?
  5. What are key opportunities for now until 2025?
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