APFW 2019 will be organized along five parallel streams under which a wide range of events (plenaries, workshops,
seminars, training, etc.) will be organized. If you are interested in organizing a partner event under one of the streams, please submit
an application here.
Forest restoration is a global and regional priority. This stream will not only discuss different restoration focuses and approaches (for example,
urban and peri-urban forestry,forest and landscape restoration, community-based restoration and so forth), but also explore the linkages between restoration efforts
and financing and investment opportunities including the involvement of the private sector.
Stream led by: Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO); Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management (APFNet); The Pacific Community
Forests play an important role in reducing poverty, enhancing food security and supporting local livelihoods.The stream will focus on social
dimensions of forests, addressing issues related to tenure, equity, gender, and community participation and discuss how forests can provide more tangible
opportunities for communities to improve their incomes and livelihoods sustainably.
Stream led by: ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF); RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests
A range of old concerns and new ideas are expected to be discussed under this stream, including progress on REDD+ implementation, forest sector
contribution to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), reduction and management of disaster risks and emerging green technologies to help us to increase
resilience to climate variability.
Stream led by: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR); Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI); World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
The stream will discuss emerging trends in trade, markets and consumer behavior of timber and non-timber forest products as well as forest ecosystem
services. Forestry industry development in the region and with a focus on smallholders will also receive attention in this stream.
Stream led by: European Forest Institute (EFI); Forest Trends; International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange
Programme (NTFP-EP); World Resources Institute (WRI)
A number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region have completed or are undergoing forestry policy and governance structure reforms in recent years.
This stream will share and exchange experience from the countries related to such reforms. At the same time, the stream will discuss how to address natural resources
conflicts and transboundary issues as well as how forests have been contributing to the SDGs and other international agreements.
Stream led by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)