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The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) is a government-driven social forestry network that links government forestry policy-makers directly with members of the civil society, research organizations, academia, the private sectors and experts of related fields,- all sharing the common grounds to vision the growth of social forestry in all ASEAN Member Countries.

Launched at the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF) in August 2005, ASFN is the first and largest government-driven social forestry network in Southeast Asia.


What are ASFN objectives?

With the support of the ASFN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change, ASFN aims to achieve the following OBJECTIVES:

1: Social forestry approaches developed and integrated into the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies of ASEAN and its Member States.

2: Socio-economic benefits realized from the inclusion of communities, women and vulnerable groups in social forestry and climate change adaptation and mitigation 

ASEAN Social Forestry Network Resources

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Library Resource
Policy Papers & Briefs
May, 2011
Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

Recognizing the important role that people living in and around forests play in forest management for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, RECOFTC conducted a study for the ASEAN Social Forestry Network and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to provide a general overview of social forestry in the ASEAN region and its potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Special attention is given to Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Library Resource
Training Resources & Tools
March, 2011
South-Eastern Asia

In order to more effectively promote social forestry across the Southeast Asia region, the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) is developing a communications and networking strategy to facilitate cooperation and support exchange between diverse stakeholders. This brief outlines the goals and approach of improving methods for sharing information internally and externally.

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