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PROJECT TITLE
Community Based Sustainable Forest Management of Sungai Medihit Watershed, Sarawak, MALAYSIA [2015P4-MAS]
EXECUTING AGENCY
Sarawak Forest Department
SUPERVISORY AGENCY
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
DURATION
24 months, July 2015-June2017
GOAL
The goal is to promote the sustainable forest management in Sungai Medihit watershed area by building the capacity of the community, demonstrating innovative operational model and establishing new governance mechanism on community development.
OBJECTIVES

To improve sustainable forest management through setting rational forest management plans, applying innovative forest management techniques and establishing effective forest management mechanism;

  1. To enhance the capacity of communities on sustainable forest management and livelihood development;
  2. To better the living conditions by renovating the community service infrastructure.

ACTVITIES
Activity 1.1 Baseline survey on resources and socio-economic development
Activity 1.2 Community forest management planning by conducting natural resource mapping and identifying priorities/strategies for forest resource development
Activity 1.3 Demonstrate the sustainable community forest management practices by establishing demonstration sites
Activity 1.4 Establish the participatory community forest management mechanism by signing co-management agreement and conducting co-management activities
Activity 2.1 Alternative livelihood activities demonstrated such as fish raising, livestock and poultry raising, vegetable cropping and home-stay business
Activity 2.2 Infrastructure improvement contributing to SFM, including gravelling inter-village road, building multi-functional meeting hall and guesthouse, demonstrating alternative energy facilities

EXPECTED OUTPUTS
Output 1 Community forest management improved
Output 2: Capacity of the community on development enhanced

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