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Participatory Forest Governance Monitoring and Assessment in Vietnam

On May 18th, 2018 in Da Nang, Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) together with World Wildlife Fund (WWF – Vietnam) and People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) organized the conference “Participatory Forest Governance Monitoring and Assessment in Vietnam: Methodologies, Results and Policy Implications” funded by the European Union. 

The conference was to connect civil society organizations, local forest governance agencies to share experiences in forest governance monitoring and assessment aligning with other forestry initiatives such as REDD+, FLEGT and PFES. Based on the sharing and assessments, the conference also discussed and commented for the Draft Degree Detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Forestry for better forest governance.

Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung, Deputy Director of People and Nature Reconciliation

In the conference, participants shared different methodologies, tools and models to assess forest governance at landscape, regional, and national level besides other experiences in monitoring PFES; and land governance and usage restructuring of forestry enterprises, etc. By using governance principles, 3 clusters issues of the Draft Decree were mainly discussed by delegates including: forest allocation and tenure, legal timber governance, payment for forest environmental service.

All the results of the conference will be finalized to contribute to the draft Decree Detailing the implementation of the Law on Forestry, at the same time, bridge and promote cooperation among civil society organizations to construct and pilot forest independent monitoring in coming time.

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