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PROJECT TITLE

Sustainable Forest Rehabilitation and Management for the Conservation of Trans-boundary Ecological Security in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia– Pilot Demonstration Project of Lao PDR, Myanmar and China/Yunnan (SFR-MMSEA)

EXECUTING AGENCY

The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERS

The Yunnan Academy of Forestry (YAF), China

The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDR

The Forest Research Institute (FRI), Myanmar

DURATION

36 months, 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2015

PROJECT SITES LOCATION

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GOAL

The goal is to create new knowledge and alternative options for community-based sustainable forest rehabilitation and management for up-scaling and replication in the wider MMSEA region in order to improve upland people’s livelihoods and safeguard the trans-boundary ecological security in MMSEA.
OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify and adapt the best practice for forest rehabilitation in the target areas and around the MMSEA;
  2. Experiment and demonstrate good practice for forest rehabilitation, especially use of locally preferred, rare and endangered native tree species as well as local knowledge;
  3. Develop capacity in sustainable forest rehabilitation and reach out to farmers and policy makers;
  4. Integrate project lessons and network with other initiatives for a regional strategy on sustainable forest rehabilitation for wider replication in MMSEA.

ACTIVITIES

  1. Interdisciplinary assessment and participatory planning for sustainable forest development
  2. Experiment and demonstration for rehabilitation of degraded forests in pilot sites, including different approaches and methods.
  3. Capacity building among different target groups, stakeholders and partners through the activities of training, workshop, study tours, information sharing and experiences exchange among project partners in China, Laos and Myanmar.
  4. Integrate project experience, indigenous and scientific knowledge and network with partners to develop a regional strategy for safeguarding the trans-boundary ecological security.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS

Knowledge of ecological, social, cultural and economic processes associated with forest degradation and rehabilitation in pilot sites is enhanced;

Replicable and adaptable model for community-based rehabilitation of degraded forests practices and related toolkits are developed and demonstrated at pilot sites.

Capacity of different target groups including local communities and authorities, and young researchers in sustainable rehabilitation and management of degraded forests through tailored made capacity building programmes is strengthened.

Strategies and mechanisms for up-scaling the effective practices on sustainable rehabilitation and management of degraded forests are developed and disseminated.

LINKS

Project Inception workshop