The Annual Thematic Dialogue is a dialogue session and platform for forward-looking discussions among AFoCO and its member countries to guide strategic planning processes and programming for the coming years. This activity also aims to harvest the interests of member countries in achieving AFoCO’s regional and global responsibilities and engage diverse stakeholder groups to make AFoCO’s operations relevant to ongoing policy processes and country-specific contexts in the member countries. This will be organized as an annual event with a theme-based discourse on topics that are strategically timely and relevant.
With this year’s theme of “Roles of AFoCO in Unleashing the Full Potential of Forests to Meet Paris Climate Goals and Building Back Better and Greener from COVID-19”, the dialogue expects to explore and discuss the potential roles of Asia’s forests and the forestry sector in the global action on climate change and how they contribute to a healthy and green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also intends to collectively identify priority actions, showcase best practices, and facilitate insightful discussions to solicit ideas and future plans.