Social Forestry in ASEAN: Empowering Local People
Date: 14 January 2014more information
Our award winning Voices of the Forest video series shares the stories of forest people and communities in the Asia-Pacific region. The films have taken their stories to international fora and have been viewed by governments, donors, and people from all walks of life. In 2011, the films won awards at the International Forest Film Festival, USA, and the Green Screen International Film Festival, Canada. Requests to show them at the Green Unplugged online film festival, The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week Film Night in Beijing, and the Second Regional Forum for People and Forests in Thailand further helped broadcast their message to thousands. One of the films will also feature in the opening night of the Bangkok International Forest Film Festival in February 2012.
On November 19-20, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, The Third Regional Forum for People and Forests brought together more than 100 people from governments, civil society organizations, NGOS, UN, academia, donor organizations and local communities from 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region that are working to ensure local communities are actively engaged in managing forests in the region.
The video captures the present situation of social forestry in few ASEAN Countries and highlight what has been done in the first phase (2011-2013) of ASFCC.
A 10-minute video summarizing and demonstrating safety and efficiency in cutting and harvesting teak and bamboos.
RECOFTC, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Banos, organized the second Community Forestry Champions Network event in Luzon, northern Philippines, November 11-17, 2013.
Appropriate and innovative harvesting methods are tested and financially assessed to extract bamboo by manual operations.