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May 16, 2022

Indigenous delegation from Borneo expects Dutch government to suspend Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme

This article was originally published on The Borneo Project. (THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigenous delegation from Malaysia is currently in the Netherlands to speak to the Dutch government about suspending its endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS. READ MORE »

May 13, 2022

NGOs demand Malaysian Timber Certification Council acknowledge certification scheme’s shortcomings and take action

This story was originally published on The Borneo Project. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) attends the members’ meeting for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) International this week, a group READ MORE »

May 4, 2022

#CommunitiesSpeak: NTFP-EP, AIPP, AFA forward indigenous voices at World Forestry Congress

At the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea a consortium of three organizations is taking the initiative to ensure that #WorldForestVoices include those of indigenous and local communities. #CommunitiesSpeak is an advocacy agenda that weaves together the voices READ MORE »

April 12, 2022

New system to boost rattan income, sustainability launched

Offering rattan farmers a way to get a fair price for their products while ensuring sustainability, a new participatory certification mechanism was launched in a virtual event last March 31. Called the Participatory Guarantee System Rotan Lestari (PGS ROLES), it READ MORE »

March 24, 2022

Civil society, IP reps review FPIC rights and safeguards 

More than 20 delegates across Southeast Asia attended the virtual learning session on Forest Governance and Tenure Rights hosted last February 25 by NTFP-EP Asia, with support from the Green Livelihoods Alliance and the Mekong Regional Land Governance Project.  The READ MORE »

January 19, 2022

Forest camp for indigenous, local youth held online

Indigenous and local youth campers from Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam gathered for the first virtual regional forest camp last December 11, 2021 and January 8, 2022. Through the event, the youth participants identified their aspirations, visions and proposed READ MORE »

January 12, 2022

AFOCO, NTFP-EP Asia ink 5-year cooperation deal

NTFP-EP Asia and the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFOCO) formally signed a memorandum of understanding expressing mutual commitment for institutional and project cooperation in a virtual ceremony held last January 11, 2022. The agreement is consistent with multilateral cooperation among READ MORE »

January 11, 2022

NTFP-EP launches e-poster series on FHCM

The NTFP-EP and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity have launch e-posters on the Forest Harvest Collective Mark this January to promote awareness for the evolving community forestry label. Forest Harvest is a collective mark initiated by NTFP-EP and its partners READ MORE »