RECOFTC's work is made possible through the generous contributions of our three core donors and the tireless work of our multiple partners.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
SDC has been a key supporter of RECOFTC since its establishment in 1987 and remained a core donor till 2008. SDC continued to support various capacity building projects thereafter including for REDD+ and the institutional development of the ASEAN Social Forestry network (ASFN). They currently support the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) where RECOFTC is a key implementing partner. As of July 2012, SDC has renewed its commitment as core donor, with an emphasis on supporting the Asia-Pacific region through the promotion of community forestry in tackling challenges from climate change and water scarcity.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Jointly responsible for sowing the seeds for RECOFTC's establishment, Sida has actively supported RECOFTC since 1997 through project funding. In 2004, Sida became a core fund donor and has continued to support community forestry as a means of poverty reduction, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enhancing rights and livelihoods. The most recent core funding agreement covered the period October 2010 to September 2015, and RECOFTC signed a new agreement for a new phase of core funding covering the period October 2016 to September 2021.
Royal Thai Government
The Royal Thai Government is one of the founding members of RECOFTC and a signatory in the Charter of RECOFTC. RECOFTC collaborates closely with the Royal Forest Department, the Department of National Parks and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resource in strengthening the National Community Forestry Network and numerous community-based natural resource management capacity building activities throughout the country. In the last 25 years, the collaboration has helped build the capacity of national and local government leaders, community forest managers and practitioners in sustainable forest management and increasingly, in responding to climate change. The Royal Thai Government also contributes an annual budget to RECOFTC’s Thailand Country Program to support community forestry initiatives in Thailand through the Office of Higher Education Commission of the Ministry of Education and Kasetsart University.