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.
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: