APFW 2019

Session 3: Making cooperation work

Cooperation in action

19 June 2019 | 11:00-12:30

“Making cooperation work” explores the existing mechanisms that link regional, national and subnational platforms together by expanding upon sessions 1 and 2. To build resilient landscapes and communicate the importance of people-centered forestry, existing networks for learning and political advocacy must be used.

Of particular importance for session 3 are the links between policy and practice in people-centered forestry, the role of the private sector in social forestry management, and a multi-sectoral approach in the Asia-Pacific Region.

This session will incorporate lessons learned from participants to strengthen multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral cooperation, focusing on the importance of inclusion and participation.


Doris Capistrano, Senior Advisor, The ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC)

Tran Kim Long, Chair, Senior Officials Meeting of ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (SOM-AMAF)

Nathalie Faure, Senior Law and Policy Advisor, Community Forestry Lead, Climate and Forests Programme, ClientEarth

Yeong Joo Lee, Coordinator, Asian Forest Cooperation Secretariat (AFoCO)

Ricky Martin, Head of Social Forestry Unit, Sustainable Forest Management Division, Sabah Forestry Department (SASOF), Malaysia

Isabelita Austria, Chief, Community Forestry Section, Forest Management Bureau,  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippines

Chittana Phompila, Lecturer, Faculty of Forestry, National University of Laos, Lao PDR