Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia (CChAMSEA) Framework News

The ASRF-Cambodia community forestry project sites.The ASRF-Cambodia community forestry project sites.

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] will visit the project sites in Cambodia and Lao PDR for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) on 17-21 January 2019. 

The ASRF-Cambodia project is the Community Forestry in Cambodia – A review of community forestry contribution to local livelihoods after 25 years of development, the proponent of which is the Department of Forest and Community Forestry, Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The project aims to review and assess the history of community forestry development in Cambodia and its impacts on local livelihoods. It is expected to produce key recommendations on community forestry best practices to ensure provision of benefits to local people and sustainable forest management.

The ASRF-Lao PDR project is the Improvement of Training Guide on Village Forestry Management Planning (VFMP), the proponent of which is the Village Forestry and Non-Timber Forest Product Management Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The project aims to improve the VFMP training guide, which will be used by core trainers in the provincial, district, and village level trainings on the implementation of the approved VFMP guidelines.

The ASRF-Lao PDR project team during the internal review workshop of existing VFMP Training Guides and MaterialsThe ASRF-Lao PDR project team during the internal review workshop of existing VFMP Training Guides and Materials

Ms. Amy Lecciones and Mr. Xyrus Capiña, ASRF Regional Program Coordinator and Project Associate, respectively, of SEARCA ASRF Program Management Office (PMO) will meet the project teams in Cambodia and Lao PDR to discuss the status and accomplishments of their respective ASRF projects.

The PMO and the project team in Cambodia will, likewise, visit the project site in ChangKranroy, Siem Reap to have a dialogue with the members of the community regarding the contributions of community forestry to local livelihoods.

The M&E is one of the important activities of the ASRF, which serves as an opportunity for the PMO to meet the project implementers, observe the on-site project activities, and interact with project stakeholders. It also serves as a learning exchange between the ASRF PMO and the grantees. The lessons and recommendations gained from this activity are of utmost relevance to the ASRF Sustainability Plan. (Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña)

Parent Category: CChAMSEA