Measurable Action for Haze- Free Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia (MAHFSA)

Project statusON-GOING
Project start2019-12-12
Project end2024-06-30

The Measurable Action for Haze-Free Southeast Asia (MAHFSA) is a joint initiative between the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and IFAD for creating a flexible regional coordination platform for engaging all relevant actors, building capacity, harmonising programmes and projects, and facilitating multiple sources of finance for promoting faze-free farming and sustainable management of peatlands. The programme advances the haze-agenda based on systematic data collection, management and analysis. This programme was co-developed by a consortium of ASEAN Scretariat (ASEC), CIFOR, the Global Environment Center (GEC) working with IFAD and in close consultation with the ASEAN Member States (AMS).

The overall goal of MAHFSA is to reduce transboundary haze pollution and its impacts in Southeast Asia. The specific objectives are:

  • To build capacity and enhance data, information and results management systems for sustainable peatland management and haze control
  • To enhance the availability and usage of knowledge products on sustainable peatland and haze management
  • To enhance ASEAN regional coordination mechanism for advancing sustainable land management, and haze prevention policies, programmes, and projects.

The expected outcomes of MAHFSA are:

  • Strengthened capacity of ASEAN to use information and results management systems, for sustainable land and haze management.
  • Improved availability and usage of knowledge products on peatland and haze management.
  • Enhanced ASEAN regional multi-stakeholder coordination mechanism and partnerships related to sustainable land and haze management.

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