Regional Inception Workshop for Explore

Jun 07
Online, Zoom

RECOFTC and CIFOR are hosting the Regional Inception Workshop for the new Explore initiative on 7 and 8 June 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ICT. The event will be conducted as a videoconference online through Zoom. Attendance is by invitation.

Explore is a new research network and community of practice dedicated to expanding and applying knowledge on forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. Launched in October 2020, Explore is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The network is hosted by RECOFTC, in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with universities, research institutes, governments, civil society organizations, local communities, and the private sector in Southeast Asia. 

Explore is the only research network in the world focused on forest landscape governance. Through research grants, mentorship, dialogue and collaboration, Explore aims to support high quality research that will improve forest landscape governance in the region.

Explore takes a multi-disciplinary, participatory, inclusive multi-stakeholder approach to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on climate change and other international and national commitments. Explore emphasizes gender equality and social inclusion. More than 50 percent of its advisory board members are women, and it seeks equal representation by female researchers. Explore also emphasizes transboundary collaboration and problem solving.

At the Regional Inception Workshop, participants will identify research gaps and priorities, and consider the challenges and opportunities before us. 

For more information on Explore, visit or write to


RECOFTC’s work is made possible with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).