Improving community access with sustainable forest management

A session at the Forests Asia Summit hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre and Kemitraan, a multi-stakeholder organization working with government agencies and civil society organizations to advance governance reform at both national and local levels, will pose questions over how traditional lands have been secured.

Panelists will examine a case study on ancestral domains in the Philippines, how social movements by indigenous peoples have affected current land reforms and forest reforms. They will also explore current land reforms and the indigenous people’s movement in Indonesia. As well, social Forestry initiatives and successes in the ASEAN region tenurial dynamics in specific ASEAN countries, especially Cambodia tenure and gender dynamics will be scrutinized.

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