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Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

Stream 3: Serving society - forestry and people

Draft programme                      [print version Vers. 10 Feb]

 

Tuesday 23 February

1330-1500

Fontana Convention Center

Session 1: Stream 3 opening – Forests, forestry and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The role of forests has been identified in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. The session will provide an overview of their importance for SDG15, but also for other SDGs.

RECOFTC, ASFN

Presentations
Welcome message, Ricardo L. Calderon
Fair and equitable benefit sharing from utilization of forest resources, Maria Elder
Sustainable forest management in Myanmar and its role in supporting the SDGs, Kyaw Kyaw Lwin
Integration of forest values into national, local planning and poverty reduction strategies, Orlando Panganiban
Me, my community and our forest, Yuliatin

1530-1700

Fontana Convention Center

Session 2: Community forestry and SDGs

Participants will gain more knowledge and appreciation towards the roles of CF/SF in the region, and why these important initiatives deserve higher attention and significant increase in support.

ASFN, RECOFTC

Presentations
ASEAN cooperation on forestry (2016-2025) and SDGs, Dian
40 years of community-based forestry, Fred Kafeero
SDGs and community forestry - symbiotic relationship for people and forests of Asia-Pacific, Dave Gritten

Wednesday 24 February

0900-1030

Fontana Convention Center

Session 3: ‘We depend on the forests and it is our source of life’

Community-based sustainable forest management and food security

The sustainable forest management practices of indigenous peoples and small farmers are critical for food security, which need to be recognized, promoted and protected as critical steps in combatting climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This session will focus particularly on shifting cultivation and its importance.

Asian Farmers Association (AFA), Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) and the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme Asia (NTFP-EP Asia)

1100-1230

Fontana Convention Center

Session 4: The importance of agroforestry for achieving SDGs

This session will bring in experts in tropical land use and agroforestry to an exciting and stimulating discussion on the importance of a holistic, land use system, such as ‘agroforestry’ in achieving the new SDGs.  During the 90-minute session, speakers will provide evidence on how the 17 SDGs interact with agroforestry in at least seven groupings, and elaborate on ‘four ways’ agroforestry can help achieve the SDGs.

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Southeast Asia Regional Programme

1330-1500

Fontana Convention Center

Session 5: ‘We benefit from the forest…’ Getting a fair share in the benefits derived from forest resources: approaches and tools

This session will feature examples of community best practices and voices about accessing the benefits from the forests and securing an equitable or fair share out of the sustainable utilization, management and development of the forests. The session will identify ways forward for appropriate, community-based processes, approaches and mechanisms, and modality for equitable sharing of forest benefits that will truly benefit the forest communities.

Asian Farmers Association (AFA), Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) and the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme Asia (NTFP-EP Asia)

Presentations
Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security:  challenges for indigenous peoples in Asia, Jeff Campbell
Sustainable management of ancestral domain in Amas, Brookes Pt, Edio Domino
Community-based SFM: roles and contributions of indigenous women, Veronica Dungdung Odisha
Sharing of benefits from the forest enterprise: Mangyan and Pala'wan tribes' experiences, Arnel Ignacio
Protection and benefit from forests based on Indigenous knowledge and customary law of IPs communities
Benefit sharing mechanism of forest communities from REDD+, Olivia M Melendrez
Odeng: community-based product quality guarantee to increase agroforestry farmers in Ujung Kulon, Eman Sulaeman
What works and what doesn't? Introducing CIFOR's benefit sharing knowledge tool, Cecilia Luttrell et al
National Association of Mongolian Agricultural Cooperatives

1530-1700

Fontana Convention Center

Session 6: Communicating and mainstreaming gender equity for achieving SDGs

This session would examine the value of SDGs in addressing gender issues for CF/SF, and vice-versa. The session will also give participants space to share ‘communication best practices’ on gender and forestry (i.e., innovative communication strategies and tools).
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RECOFTC, CIFOR, AIPP

Presentations
Introduction
Communicating gender in the Ministry of Environment and Forestr, Ciput Purwianti
Mainstreaming gender-inclusive communication in REDD+ grassroots capacity building, Februanty Suyatiningsih
Women's participation in forest management: experiences from Khun Win Community, Chiang Mai, Rupho Chodo
Sharing experiences as a local facilitator, Yuliatin
AIPP videos on indigenous women, lands, forests and food security, Joan Carling
Communicating for gender-inclusive dialogue and change: CIFOR's experience, Cynthia Maharani

Friday 26 February

0900-1030

Fontana Convention Center

Session 7: Forests and Water in Action

The session will present the Forests and Water Action Plan: its origins, structure, partners and current activities; as well as, regional case studies on valuing water and water-related PES mechanisms. The session will offer an opportunity to identify forest-water field projects, culminating with a discussion including questions and answers, and networking.

FAO

Presentations
Forests and water in action: integrating science, policy and practice, Elaine Springgay
Community driven forest landscape restoration in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, Victoria Gutierrez
An introduction to incentives for forest-water ecosystem services, Thomas Enters
Forest-water relationships: what does the science tells us? Don Gilmour

1100-1230

Fontana Convention Center

Session 8: Way forward for people and forests of the Asia Pacific region in the context of SDGs

SDGs are seeking practical and realistic commitments from all stakeholders. By the end of the session, participants will have mutually agreed action plans and commitments for the coming years to ensure that Forestry and People can support the achievement of the SDGs.

ASFN, RECOFTC, AFA, AIPP and NTFP-EP

Presentations
CF development in Cambodia, Long Ratanakoma
I am the Khao Chakarn Forest, Krirk Meemungkit
Social forestry in Malaysia from the perspectives of SDGs, Mashor Mohd. Jaini