The overall goal will contribute to food security through sustainable, efficient and effective use of land, forest, water and aquatic resources. This is to be achieved through minimizing the risks and impacts of, and the contributions to climate change, as well as responding to various global, regional and national initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Strategic Plan for ASEAN Co-operation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (2016-2025), the Strategic Plan of Action for ASEAN Co-operation in Forestry (2016-2025), and National Determined Contribution (NDCs).
1. Social forestry approaches are developed and integrated into the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies of ASEAN and member states.
2. Socio-economic benefits are derived from the inclusion of communities, women and vulnerable groups in social forestry and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.
Outcome 1: A coordinated social forestry framework is developed and integrated into ASEAN and the national forest and climate change strategies of member states.
Outcome 2: Local, national and regional knowledge sharing, communication and networking on social forestry and climate change is strengthened and utilized.
Outcome 3: Learning interventions and best practices conducted in social forestry and climate change for broader implementation and policy development.
For outcome 1:
Output 1.1: ASEAN priority policy and strategic issues in social forestry and climate change are commonly identified and assessed.
Output 1.2: Capacities of AWG-SF, focal points and network partners are improved to effectively reach the relevant decision makers and influential stakeholders within ASEAN and member states.
Output 1.3: Policy recommendations on the contribution of social forestry in climate change are mainstreamed within ASEAN and member states.
For outcome 2:
Output 2.1: AWG-SF is fully operational and efficiently managing and sharing knowledge, communication and information.
Output 2.2: AWG-SF focal points and network partners effectively participate in the network and fully contribute to knowledge sharing and capacity development.
Output 2.3: ASFN exchanges knowledge beyond its own network and is increasingly recognized.
Output 2.4: Education (including training) on social forestry is strengthened.
For outcome 3:
Output 3.1: Multi-stakeholder national working groups aiming at developing social forestry approaches and nationally appropriate adaptation and mitigation actions are formed and strengthened in selected member states.
Output 3.2: Commonly identified thematic issues relating to locally appropriate adaptation and mitigation actions are investigated, analyzed and shared.
Output 3.3: Adaptation strategies and best practices from selected community forestry initiatives are assessed, developed and up-scaled for wider implementation and to inform policy processes.