The 20th ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry

Mr. Saphol Boonsermsuk, Dr. Doris Capistrano,  and Mr. Dian Sukmajaya

Mr. Saphol Boonsermsuk of Royal Forest Department Thailand, as the Chair of AWG-SF, reported the outcomes and recommendations of the 7th AWG-SF Conference and the 11th AWG-SF Meeting (12-16 June 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand) to the 20th ASOF Meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 27-28 July 2017. The Meeting also noted the progress of social forestry practices in AMS in collaboration with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and partners.

On that opportunity, ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Regional Advisor Dr. Doris Capistrano, presented the proposal of ASFCC Phase III (2017-2020). The Meeting supported the endorsement of ASFCC Phase III to promote social forestry and forestry cooperation in ASEAN, including the implementation of SPA on Forestry.