RECOFTC’s mission is to enhance capacities for stronger rights, improved governance and fairer benefits for local people in sustainable forested landscapes in the Asia and the Pacific region.
All our work is guided by three principles:
RECOFTC focuses on four interlinked thematic areas: Securing Community Forestry; Enhancing Livelihoods and Markets; People, Forests and Climate Change; and Transforming Forest Conflicts. Within these thematic areas, RECOFTC also includes emerging issues including landscape approaches, food security, water security and biomass energy security. Our work includes:
As a capacity development organization, RECOFTC conducts training courses and study tours to key demonstration sites and develops the capacities of organizations, policy makers, practitioners and forest users to make community management of forests more effective. Our courses and study tours expand participants’ existing skills and knowledge by introducing new concepts and innovations and exploring issues through case study analysis, field visits and expert presentations. We use an ‘experiential learning’ approach that is based on the premise that people learn best through experience and reflection. We offer both custom-designed training programs as well as open-subscription courses.