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November 7, 2017

Social Forestry Sustains Community Actions to Advance the Paris Agreement

BONN, Germany – Indigenous peoples and local communities have long managed forests in social forestry systems where working models of inclusive land use planning, sustainable and diversified livelihoods, equitable benefit sharing, and customary governance bring real and long-term benefits for READ MORE »

October 23, 2017

The CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN Experience

The experience  of the CSO Forum in ASEAN  – a platform that distills key messages from  indigenous peoples and civil society organizations on social forestry and related concerns in ASEAN –  finds its space in the halls of the  27th READ MORE »

October 13, 2017

PARARA 2017: Keeping the Tradition, Caring for the Earth

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Panen Raya Nustantara (PARARA) aims to promote to urban communities the ecological and cultural value of products that have been crafted and brewed sustainably from different parts of the country. Taking off from the success of the READ MORE »

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 »