Strategic Priorities (2019 - 2023)

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AFoCO adheres to the core values of partnership, member-driven, competency, transparency, equity, and sustainability in delivering the actions under the Strategic Priorities.


The strategic priorities over the five years (2019-2023) are to contribute to the member countries in:

  • 1. achieving the global goal of increasing forest cover up to 3% worldwide;
    2. implementing Paris Agreement on climate change particularly in pursuit of policy approaches for adaptation in forestry sector; and
    3. improving livelihood and income through forestry-related activities


Priority Area 1 : Initiating customized restoration and reforestation models

  • Establishment of locally customized restoration and reforestation models in target communities Adoption and application of such models in a balanced and integrated approach of forest landscape restoration for the benefit of target communities, natural habitats and forest ecosystem

Priority Area 2 : Supporting research and development in climate change adaptation approaches

  • Implementation of scientific studies on forestry adaptation approaches Policy adoption of vulnerable member countries to apply relevant adaptation methodologies and approaches

Priority Area 3 : Introducing systematic management on forest-related disasters

  • Establishment of demonstration sites for control and management of forest-related disasters Application of technology-based preventive and control measures where appropriate

Priority Area 4 : Local livelihood improvement and community-based small enterprise development

  • Identification and implementation of best practices on payments for ecosystem services, ecotourism, and community-based enterprise development in target areas Promoting relevant policy adoption in target countries

Priority Area 5 : Strengthening institutional capabilities, diversifying resources, and promoting regional actions

  • Strengthening institutional capabilities to address diverse socio-economic settings among the members Expanding collaboration with other organizations




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