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What makes for success?: NGO community forestry workshop report

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Contributors: World Resources Institute (WRI)

This document presents the proceedings of a June 1991 workshop organized by the FAO, the Local Development Institute, and the World Resources Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. The goal of the workshop was to generate greater understanding about experiences, constraints, and opportunities in CBNFM initiatives in Asia and the integration of CBNFM into government policies. Participants included CBNFM leaders from China, Fiji, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Major topics addressed in the workshop included:Defining community forestry and the key issues surrounding its practice; NGOs strengths and weaknesses, particularly those related to CBNFM projects; The role of government agencies, policies and practice in supporting or hindering community forestry projects; The role of international organizations (both transnational NGOs and development assistance agencies). The workshop concluded that key elements of successful CBNFM programs include: Government agencies and NGOs cooperation in supporting local development processes; NGOs' and community forestry programs' responsiveness to locally-identified and prioritized needs; Control and management of resources by and for the benefit of local peoples; Community-initiated assessment and evaluation; Legitimizing and strengthening local institutions and NGOs and promoting self-reliance.

Author(s): World Resources Institute (WRI)

Publication Date: 1991

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