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  • Submitted by: Asian Forest Partnership
  • Topic: Forests
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  • Date of completion: 2007-12-01
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Asia Forest Partnership (AFP)

Partner(s)

Governments:
Government of Indonesia - Ministry of Forestry
Government of Japan - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Government of Australia
Government of Cambodia
Government of China
Government of European Community - European Commission (EC)
Government of Finland
Government of France
Government of Malaysia
Government of Philippines
Government of Republic of Korea
Government of Switzerland
Government of Thailand
Government of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - United Kingdom
Government of United States of America
Government of Viet Nam

Major Groups:
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (Indonesia)
Global Environmental Forum(GEF) (Japan)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES) (United States of America)
World Resources Institute(WRI) (United States of America)

UN System:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Italy)
Econ. & Social Comm. for Asia & Pacific(ESCAP) (Thailand)
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), ()
United Nations University (UNU) ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) (Indonesia)
Asian Development Bank (ADB) ()
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) ()
International Tropical Timber Org. (ITTO) ()

Description/achievement of initiative

Asia Forest Partnership(AFP) promotes sustainable forest management in Asia through addressing the following 5 urgent issues;
- Good governance and forest law enforcement
- Developing capacity for effective forest management
- Control of illegal logging
- Control of forest fires
- Rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded lands
The partnership acts as a catalyst for already existing initiatives by increasing synergies and reducing duplication between programs and ongoing efforts. At this stage the AFP provides a formal framework for the exchange of information and experiences. Beyond strengthening existing programs this will facilitate joint identification of new programs and research needed.

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