Levelling the Playing Field : fair partnership for local development to improve the forest sustainability in Southeast Asia

Project leader Philippe Guizol
Email P.Guizol@cgiar.org
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Project status CLOSED
Project start 2003-08-19
Project end 2008-03-31
The project has three overall objectives: Ø Promote good governance and conflict solving processes for forest management and land use in Southeast Asia'' Ø Look for opportunities to improve local people livelihood from poverty towards a real prosperity thanks to forest management'' Ø Enhancement of forest sustainability. Results at the local level: Contributions to poverty alleviation through incremental benefits from forest management and more transparent and equitable sharing of forest outputs Formal agreements and management plans for multiple uses of forests Increased empowerment of local people, including rights and duties vis-à-vis forest resources Improved communication between local people and state or industrial operators (by use of models, booklets and innovative sources of information to local people) Development of stakeholders' abilities to anticipate risks Development of guidelines for private companies to conduct negotiations with local stakeholders Results at the regional (Southeast Asian) and national levels New simulation tools for socio-economic monitoring of forest management Increased consideration by state and local governments and the private sector about the livelihoods of people living close to the forest Improvement of skills of local and central governments, private operators and communities to carry out forest co-management in a context of multiple interests Mutually beneficial partnership for forest management or tree growing promoted Scientific co-operation and transfer of technology from Europe to Southeast Asia Improvement of the standards of forest management lectures within universities

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