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

Our Vision

The Model Forests of the RMFN – Asia are collectively working towards a vision in which:

  • Forest resources in Asia are managed sustainably
  • Local people are able to make use of forest resources for better lives
  • Concerned individuals, agencies, groups, organizations and institutions work together to ensure the sustainable management of forests and other resources within the region

To realize that vision, members of the RMFN–Asia have agreed to focus their collective efforts on two priority themes: ecological goods and services, and integrated landscape management. Under these two themes, several site-level activities have also been identified.

Common expectations of Regional Network members

  • Networking: Regional and national networking among key actors in forest management in Asia
  • Expertise: Gaining expertise and resource personnel from across the region to advance the Model Forest approach
  • Knowledge: Serve as a clearinghouse for relevant information related to forest sustainability
  • Capacity-Building: Provide training in conflict management, facilitation, planning, adaptive management, resource mobilization and networking
  • Facilitation: Support national secretariats in member countries and facilitate decision-making and agreements among Model Forests
  • Financing: Explore opportunities for seeking financial support from various sources