Bringing people together to sustainably manage their forest landscapes in Asia.


We work as a regional body to implement Model Forest programs at the regional level and to link with the International Model Forest Network at the global level. Our members consist of representatives from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines and Thailand.

We are guided by operating principles (guidelines for the performance of RMFN–Asia) and a transparent governance structure (the decision-making framework that reflects members’ needs and context).

We operate on the following values: large_AsambleaBM190408_Vota_Web.jpg

  1. Creating transparency & accountability for members
  2. Building on partnerships
  3. Cost-sharing
  4. Consensus building
  5. Equitability in decision making and resource allocation
  6. Unity in diversity of forestry development
  7. Respect differences of values, political, culture, social and economic conditions
  8. Priority given to the sustainable management of forests and natural resources