The Center for People and Forests.
To enhance capacities for stronger rights, improved governance and fairer benefits for local people in sustainable forested landscapes in the Asia and the Pacific region.
As assessed by an independent mid-term review of the Center’s work conducted in 2011, RECOFTC has been successful in fulfilling its mission and achieving positive results. The review commended RECOFTC as an organization uniquely endowed with the skills, credibility, knowledge and committed staff to continue to expand its impact. More recently, an independent stakeholder review conducted in 2013 confirmed that RECOFTC is deemed highly relevant, has a recognized niche, and is effective in contributing to the outcomes desired by national governments and development partners.
This strategic plan for 2013-2018 builds upon the gains of the previous phase and identifies clearer strategic outcomes that RECOFTC hopes to achieve through partnerships during the next five years. Emerging issues such as landscape approaches, food, water and energy security and rural out-migration, and their linkages to community forestry will be explored. RECOFTC will also strengthen its rights-based approach founded on the three underlying principles that strong and secure rights, good governance and fair benefits are the basis of sustainable forest management.