The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), proposed by China and co-sponsored by Australia and the United States, was agreed by the 15th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in September 2007 in Sydney, Australia and was incorporated in the Sydney APEC Leaders’ Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development.
APFNet is committed to helping the economies and people of the Asia-Pacific region by promoting and improving sustainable forest management and rehabilitation.
In-line with its strategic plan (Annex 1), APFNet would like to announce its call for project proposals. Eligible applicants (Annex 2) are encouraged to submit concept notes. Please refer to the instructions below for details on the application process.
Proposed projects should be closely related to the key priorities of APFNet, which are:
1. Rehabilitating degraded forests and increasing forest cover;
2. Promoting sustainable forest management to enhance ecological functions and ecosystem security of forests;
3. Enhancing forests’ contribution to socio-economic development and to improvement of local livelihoods.
As well as being consistent with APFNet’s objectives and mission, proposed projects should also aim to be in-line with the priorities and the actual needs of the project target areas in terms of forest management, and contribute to the social-economic development of local areas.