Approach and strategy

The project provides for a two-step approach to achieve its objective. The first step involves development of a globally harmonized framework and a set of guidelines for MAR on SFM including basic structure of a database. The second step is to implement them in selected countries in the Asia and Pacific region. The project proposes to use "Plan - Do (Implement) - See (Monitor and Assess)" cycle using the framework of the seven thematic areas that are common among all the nine regional C&I processes for SFM and the information base of the FRA programme. There are many alternative models to develop such a framework and set of guidelines including: the triangular model of ecological, economic and social dimensions, Pressure-State-Response (PSR) model, Driving Force-State-Response (DSR) model, and the Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) model. The project proposes a very flexible approach that enables each project country to choose a model and/or to amend it to match its existing forest-related information management system and at the same time maintain international compatibility in its basic elements of MAR system on SFM.

The project also aims at country-level cross-sectoral actions by national government and other stakeholders in close cooperation with international forest-related organizations, instruments and institutions. It focuses on country-specific actions that address national priorities and complement existing national policy processes. Specifically, it attempts to clarify and articulate national priorities, reinforce ongoing actions, and identify necessary actions to improve practices in the forestry sector. In doing so it also proposes to improve cross-sectoral cooperation and increase co-ordination between the governmental institutions, the private sector and the other stakeholders.
last updated:  Tuesday, February 17, 2009