In recent years, we have recognized that communities on the front-line of forest landscape management and restoration must make a meaningful living from their forests. Community forestry provides a means for doing so.
Session 4 examines the challenges of making people-centered forestry a reality, such as land tenure, marginalization, and access to technology. Speakers will invite participants to share evidence and examples of how people-centered forestry enhances local livelihoods and its relationship to forest landscape management. Participants will collectively assess the gaps and challenges that exist in supporting livelihood development. A focus of session 4 will be on private sector engagement.
Trang Hoang, FLOURISH Project Coordinator, The Center for People and Forests
Brian Cohen, Global Programme Director, International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR)
Ratanakoma LONG, Deputy Director, Department of Forest and Community Forestry, Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia
Aummala Promsawana, Chief of Sob Yang village, Nan province, Thailand