ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change
What is ASFN-ASFCC?
Since 2009, Switzerland has been a Partner of ASEAN through SDC’s support for the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN). An intergovernmental network endorsed by ASEAN Senior Officials in Forestry (ASOF), ASFN promotes SFpolicy and practices among Member States. SDC supports ASFN to address interlinked issues of food security, poverty and climate change through the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC).
Designed in consultation with Member States, the ASFCC partnership programme has two objectives: (1) SF approaches developed and integrated into the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies of ASEAN and the Member States; and (2) Socio-economic benefits derived from the inclusion of communities, women and vulnerable groups in SF and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. ASFCC consists of three basic components: (1) SF policy framework development; (2) knowledge sharing, capacity building and networking; and (3) learning interventions, research and assessment. Working closely with the ASEAN Secretariat and in collaboration with GIZ, ASFCC seeks to contribute to ASEAN’s Multisectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry towards Food Security and to the regional Plan of Action on Forestry Cooperation.
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
ASEAN Secretariat, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Forest and People Research Centre of Chiang Mai University (FPRC-CMU), German International Cooperation (GIZ), Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples in Mainland Montane Southeast Asia (IKAP), Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP), SDC, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) Southeast Asia
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- January 2016This paper summarizes key discussions from the 1st ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Learning Group workshop organized by...