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Latest Publications

Mediating forest conflicts in Southeast Asia: Getting the positives out of conflicts over forests and land

April 2014

This issues paper is based on analysis of six conflict mediation cases in three countries in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand). The study aimed to increase the understanding of how mediation has been applied in transforming forest conflicts, including what factors led to the success and the challenges encountered. More

The knowledge and skills needed to engage in REDD+: A competencies framework

April 2014

From forest-dependent communities to government staff, many stakeholders are in need of comprehensive information to effectively engage in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities. Recognizing this need, members of the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity (AGRC) have created The knowledge and skills needed to engage in REDD+: a competencies framework, a single reference that enables readers to quickly understand key concepts, policy benchmarks, technical elements, skills, tools and resources for ten specific REDD+ themes. More

Forests and water: A synthesis of the contemporary science and its relevance for community forestry in the Asia–Pacific region

March 2014

There is now a solid body of scientific information for understanding and interpreting the relationships between forests and water in both temperate and tropical regions. More


Training on community-based forest biomass monitoring

28 April 2014

Developing the capacity of trainers to engage local communities with simple techniques to monitor forest biomass More

Thailand multi-stakeholder group pushes for stronger cooperation and integrated approach in community forestry

19 March 2014

A national forum on community forestry will be held today, March 19, 2014 followed by a two-day meeting from March 20-21, 2014 to develop a strategy and promote multi-stakeholder cooperation in developing community forestry in Thailand. More

Press release: Laos National Forum for People and Forests

06 March 2014

The Laos National Forum for People and Forests is a joint collaboration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, with the Ministry of Finland (through SUFORDSU and RECOFTC’s ForInfo project). The National Forum follows the Third Regional Forum for People and Forests - Pathways to Sustainable Livelihoods, held in Bangkok 19-20 November 2013. More

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Second Annual Dr. Somsak Sukwong Public Lecture Video: Video capturing the highlights from our 2013 International Day of Forests celebration.

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