To advance the key priorities set out in the APFNet 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, APFNet has provided Asia-Pacific region with additional opportunities and assistance by funding and technically supporting projects tailored to individual economies or the region as a whole.
APFNet-funded projects are aimed at rehabilitating degraded forests and increasing forest cover, promoting sustainable forest management to enhance the ecological function and health of forests, and enhancing the contribution of forests to socio-economic development and local livelihoods.
As of year-end 2017, APFNet’s project portfolio consisted of 37 projects, of which 15 were closed and 22 were ongoing, with a total grant amount of approximately US$22 million.
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Overview of APFNet-sponsored projects since 2010
APFNet’s projects aim to achieve a collaborative and balanced approach for responding to the needs of economies in different sub-regions. These projects are distributed in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), Southeast Asia (except the GMS), South Asia, Greater Central Asia, the Pacific Islands, North America and Latin America. Overall, the projects cover 22 economies.
Overview of APFNet project funding by subregion
APFNet projects are classified into policy projects, demonstration projects and capacity building projects. A common theme of APFNet projects is to explore and enhance the interface between policy, science and practice, to meet the forest management needs of economies. Policy projects aim to produce innovative policies that enable sustainable forest management and social-economic development. Demonstration projects often involve testing novel policies, concepts and techniques on the ground, to pilot and improve silvicultural techniques. Capacity building projects support policymakers, local foresters, researchers and communities in improving their planning and implementation of forest rehabilitation and management efforts.
APFNet demonstration projects cover a wide range of topics including sustainable forest management, community forestry, resource monitoring and ecotourism.
Overview of APFNet project funding by topic.