Partners & Donors

AFoCO believes in inclusive engagement to ensure sustained multilateral cooperation and the delivery of positive impacts through our projects and initiatives. We have forged long-term partnerships with international organizations, private sector entities, and research institutions and universities through partnership agreements as well as engagement in fora, dialogues, and meetings. AFoCO is open to and continues to seek opportunities for collaboration and resource mobilization to expand our portfolio of activities in line with our strategic priorities. 

The Assembly recognizes that the participation of various countries and entities complements the organization’s actions by providing access to new knowledge, expertise, financing, and broad networks – resources that are critical to advancing the organization’s work. The Sixth Session of the Assembly endorsed D-41-V-21R-ADD-1 Rules of Procedures for Partners Countries and Partner Organizations of AFoCO. 

AFoCO’s accrediatations include the following:

  • The UN General Assembly granted observer status to AFoCO on 15 December 2020. (UN Resolution A/RES/75/149)
  • The Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP) accredited AFoCO as a partner international organization on 2 September 2019. (ICCD/COP(14)/15)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) accredited AFoCO on 6 October 2021 for participation at the Conference of the Parties to CBD and related meetings.
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change admitted AFoCO as Observer Intergovernmental Organization on 6 November 2022 at the 27th Session of the Conference of Parties. (FCCC/CP/2022/7)
  • The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration granted membership to AFoCO on 11 November 2020. 
  • AFoCO has been included in the ODA-eligible international organizations under the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2021 reporting on 2020 ODA flows.
  • Following AFoCO’s adhesion letter to the Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA) Partnership which is led by CIFOR-ICRAF on May 19 May 2022, AFoCO is participating as Associated Partner of the FTA Partnership.
  • AFoCO became an Observer Intergovernmental Organization of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in November 2022.
  • AFoCO became an official Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 on 22 August 2022. AFoCO is co-leading the Climate Restoration Challenge of the Decade’s Action Plan.
  • AFoCO was accepted as a member of the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) on 20 October 2023.

Ecosystem restoration is a complex task and transcends across sectors. AFoCO is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade). As a part of #GenerationRestoration, AFoCO will join other international and civil organizations in building evidence-based recommendations for the UN Decade and reach out into new sectors and communities.

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