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Programs and Projects

Restoring Degraded Forest in Southeast Asia as a Model for a Greener Asia

AFoCo Landmark Program is a regional project implemented under the Agreement on ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation with a holistic approach titled “Restoring Degraded Forest in Southeast Asia as a Model for a Greener Asia: Capacity Building on Forest Restoration and Sustainable Forestry”.

The program will cover the restoration of degraded forests, a wide range of regional training, academic activities, and raising public awareness in the field of restoration and sustainable forestry.

The project has long-term activities and goals, designed to tackle the unequal distribution of resources, technology, and funding amongst ASEAN Member States while aiming to induce capacity building, public awareness and socio-economic development of local communities in accordance with the strategic framework of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) to narrow the developmental gaps among ASEAN Member States.

Components of the Landmark Program

1. Establishment of Regional Education and Training Center (RETC)  ▶CLICK HERE ◀

2. Development of Education and Training Programs for Capacity Building

3. Restoration  of Degraded Forest Regions

  • Establishment of Forest Genetics Research Center for Restoration of Major Timber Species in Cambodia ▶CLICK HERE ◀
  • Rehabilitation and Development of Mangrove Forest Ecosystem in Thai Binh Province, Viet Nam ▶CLICK HERE ◀
  • Village-based Forest Rehabilitation in Lao PDR ▶CLICK HERE ◀

4. Development of Advocating Activities


  • Capacity building of foresters and researchers who will lead sustainable forest management and restoration of degraded forest in the region
  • Provide practical model for forest rehabilitation applicable to Asian region
  • Contribute to narrowing the gap among the ASEAN Member States under the strategic framework of IAI