Strategic Priorities

Core Values and Objectives

AFoCO adheres to the core values of partnership, member-driven, competency, transparency, equity,and sustainability in delivering the actions under the Strategic Priorities.

The strategic priorities over the five years (2019-2023) are to contribute to the member countries in:

  1. Achieving the global goal of increasing forest cover by up to 3% worldwide
  2. Implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change particularly in pursuit of policy approaches for adaptation in the forestry sector; and
  3. Improving livelihoods and incomes through forestry-related activities

Strategic Priority Areas (2019-2023)

Initiating customized restoration & reforestation models

  1. Establishment of locally customized restoration and reforestation models in target communities
  2. Adoption and application of such models in a balanced and integrated approach of forest landscape restoration for the benefit of target communities, natural habitats, and forest ecosystem

Supporting research & development in climate change adaptation approaches

  1. Implementation of scientific studies on forestry adaptation approaches
  2. Policy adoption of vulnerable member countries to apply relevant adaptation methodologies and approaches

Introducing systematic management on forest-related disasters

  1. Establishment of demonstration sites for control and management of forest-related disasters
  2. Application of technology-based preventive and control measures where appropriate

Local livelihood improvement & community-based small enterprise development

  1. Identification and implementation of best practices on payments for ecosystem services, ecotourism, and community-based enterprise development in target areas
  2. Promoting relevant policy adoption in target countries

Strengthening institutional capabilities, diversifying resources, & promoting regional actions

  1. Strengthening institutional capabilities to address diverse socio-economic settings among the members
  2. Expanding collaboration with other organizations