The “Measurable Action for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia” (MAHFSA) Programme is a five-year joint initiative between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Building on the IFAD-Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported ASEAN Peatland Forests Project (APFP 2009-2014) and co-developed by a consortium of the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Global Environment Centre (GEC).
MAHFSA seeks to strengthen existing ASEAN regional coordination mechanisms to facilitate a more harmonized response to tackling the transboundary haze pollution problem and promoting sustainable peatland management and conservation. MAHFSA partners have conducted Capacity Development Needs and Gap Analysis (CDNGA) and Knowledge Stocktake Analysis (KSTA). These activities will guide future capacity development packages and knowledge products. Feedback from key stakeholders will be crucial to ensure relevance and guide policy engagement in a multistakeholder platform for peatland and haze management in Southeast Asia.
In line with MAHFSA objective of stimulating enhanced data and knowledge exchange, the MAHFSA Programme will host a virtual regional workshop entitled “Regional Workshop and Consultation Meeting for Capacity Building and Knowledge Product Development”, which will be held on 16 March 2021 at 09:00 AM – 12:10 PM (GMT+7).