Why APFNet membership?
Members are the foundation of the APFNet and make it possible to keep doing many things toward our mission to promote sustainable management of regional forests, from providing direction and advice to APFNet's development through the Council and the Board of Directors, to supporting specific APFNet Programs, research and co-hosting events, and to nominating resource persons for high quality activities and expected outcomes. Membership is also about our collective power as a community. By joining together—truly associating—we demonstrate to the wider world the vitality of forest sectors and its healing power to meet the crises facing regional forestry today.
In turn, APFNet membership provides great benefits:
- access to and funding support for APFNet regular thematic trainings, scholarship programs and study tours that facilitate vision widening and capacity building
- opportunities to apply for funding for forest projects and research in support of members' strategies and priorities in forestry
- wealth of information and inspiration through APFNet members' network and our newsletters and publications
- opportunities to become partner through enhanced and long-term
Who can be our members?
APFNet is open to the Asia and the Pacific and welcomes participation from all economies civil society organizations, the private sector, academic forestry institutions and international organizations active in the Asia Pacific region.
APFNet membership is categorized as
a) APEC economies(government agencies);
b) Non-APEC economies in the Asia-Pacific region(government agencies);
c) International/regional intergovernmental organizations and international/regional non-governmental organizations operating in the Asia-Pacific region;
d) Domestic forestry-related academic institutions and domestic non-governmental organizations in the Asia-Pacific region; and
e) Forests and forestry related enterprises operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
How to apply?
An entity intended to become an APFNet member is requested to submit
a) a signed confirmation to accept and support APFNet Operational Framework
b) a letter of intent
A membership applicant falling into type d) or e) is additionally requested to present the endorsement of the economy (through the representing/authority government agency) where the applicant is headquartered.
Membership applications will be considered by APFNet Council at its annual meeting.
APFNet currently has 31 members, including 26 economies and 5 international organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.APFNet members are reached through their Representatives to the Council and contact persons.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
(former Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism
(formerly Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Canadian Forest Service
State Forestry Administration
Ministry of Fisheries and Forests
Hong Kong, China[HK]
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Ministry of Environment & Forests
Government of India
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)
Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia (formerly Ministry of Environment, Green Development)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation(formerly Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry)
Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation
Ministry for Primary Industries
Papua New Guinea[PG]
PNG Forest Authority
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation(formerly Ministry of Agriculture)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
National Biodiversity Centre Division
Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment(former Ministry of Environment)
Royal Forest Department
Department of State
Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
International Timber Trade Organization (ITTO)
Center for People and Forests(RECOFTC)
RECOFTC headquarter office
Secretariat of Pacific Community(SPC)
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade Program(RAFT)