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September 12, 2017

Empowering women in Asia: “We study entrepreneurship, but we never forget about culture”

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia –Things got even more exciting for the small Javanese city that’s full of personality. With its majestic natural panorama coupled with its fascinating local fine arts and royal history, the artisanal city of Yogyakarta has set the vibrant READ MORE »

June 14, 2017

“Pouring old wines into new bottles?”: The Civil Society Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN affirms their call to collaboration

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Over the weekend, civil society organizations from more than 8 countries gathered to hone action plans toward advancing a people-centered social forestry in the region. The 6th Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN convened READ MORE »

June 13, 2017

Thailand indigenous communities make their voices heard

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – “We as dependents of the forests are equally concerned about the rapid decrease in forest cover in Thailand.” As their lives are deeply rooted in the forests they live in, indigenous communities in Thailand expressed their sympathy READ MORE »

June 9, 2017

From Planning to Action: Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN targets capacity building and formulation of regional advocacy and communications strategy on its 6th Annual Meeting

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – This year, the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN will focus its energy on strengthening its capacity as a regional body to effectively communicate and engage with the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWGSF), READ MORE »

May 17, 2017

For the queens!

HA NOI, Vietnam – For bees, the queen plays a crucial role in the cultivation of the colony. Due to the increasing threats on forest bees and their habitats, their populations are on a rapid decline. In Vietnam, bee experts have READ MORE »

November 20, 2016

ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization

BOGOR, Indonesia – The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF), formerly known as ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) organized the ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization as mandated by the ASEAN Senior Officials in Forestry (ASOF). Bamboo utilization development READ MORE »

November 15, 2016

Vietnam, the changing climate, and NTFPs

HANOI, Vietnam – The potential roles of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in climate change adaptation and mitigation have been part of on-going discussion not just ASEAN region. In Vietnam for example. NTFPs such as bambusa (bamboo) and pine resin are key to the READ MORE »

October 21, 2016

Seeing social forestry with a slightly different lens

MANILA, Philippines – The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 12 December 2015 created a momentum across the world for more ambition and cooperation to address climate change. At present, countries are undergoing their domestic processes for the ratification of READ MORE »