12th Forest Governance Forum, SE Asia & Pacific 2020

FGF Brazzaville Session 2

The 12th Forest Governance Forum will take place from 7-8 July 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Venue to be confirmed.

The FGF will provide a free, deliberative and open space for the exchange of information, experiences, lessons, ideas and up to date research around Forest Governance, FLEGT-VPAs, REDD+ and other initiatives seeking to improve forest governance, reduce deforestation, forest degradation and combat illegal logging.

The specific objectives are to;

  • showcase achievements, expertise and experience of different stakeholders in terms of involving and engaging non-state actors in forest governance in SE Asia and the Pacific
  • influence policy makers and government to support the actions of non-state actors in forest conservation, governance and forest related efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • provide a platform, space and voice for non-state actors particularly indigenous and other marginalised groups to engage with policy makers, governments, private sector and donors.
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About the FGF

This Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Forest Governance Forum (FGF) is being held as part of the Strengthening non-state actor involvement in forest governance project in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The FGF is modelled along the well-known Chatham House bi-annual Global Forum on Forest Governance formerly known as the Illegal Logging Update meetings.

Indicative FGF Themes

  • Transparency, access to information and accountability
  • Capacity Building for Improving Forest Governance
  • Networking, cooperation and information exchange
  • Forest Governance Policies 
  • Sustainability


Approximately 250 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, other SE Asian countries and internationally will be invited by the organisers and their partners. These participants will be drawn from government, civil society, the private sector, forest-dependent communities, indigenous peoples, international organisations, the academic community, research, the media and donor organisations from Indonesia, the region and internationally. The regional event will aim to work with international partners and other projects to bring international delegations to participate in the conference and to share experiences, thus enriching the global FLEGT, REDD+, and climate change and conservation process.


Registration is not yet open for this event.

For all enquiries please contact fgf@wlv.ac.uk.

Strengthening Non-State Actor Involvement in Forest Governance in South East Asia

This event is supported by the European Union as part of this project led by Birdlife International. The project supports existing FLEGT and REDD+ initiatives in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines through targeted interventions in forest monitoring, management, planning and policy. Find out more about the project.

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