Improving Forest Governance for Climate Sustainability in Two Poor Ethnic Minority Communes in Son La Province
1. Goal & Objectives
Goal: To contribute to sustainable
management and use of forest resources through a better forest governance for
climate sustainability in Chieng Khua and Chieng Son communes.
- To promote better forest governance practices for climate sustainability
- To enhance capacity of local communities on forest governance
- To pilot climate-smart models in smallholder agro-forestry systems for income sustainability and mainstreaming forest governance
2. Expected Results
Expected Result 1: Forest governance practices for
climate sustainability are implemented in the projected area during the project
Expected Result 2: By the project end, knowledge of local
communities on forest governance for climate sustainability is improved and
their behavior is changed accordingly.
Expected Result 3: Climate-smart models in smallholder
agro-forestry systems for income sustainability and mainstreaming forest
governance are developed and sustained in Chieng Son and Chieng Khua communes,
Son La province.
1.1: To organize and reinforce consultation on forest management
for climate sustainability and the issues of alternative sustainable
livelihoods for local people (including
PFES, REDD-related issues) involving various stakeholders (government,
scientists, civil society, private sectors, etc);
1.2: Promote and implement community-based forest protection and
management in the form of village conventions associated with the
community-based forest resources monitoring.
1.3: To implement follow up activity of the exchange visit
(activity 3.2) to integrate the best practices gained from the visit into the
communes’ action plan
2.1: To conduct research to collect baseline information of the
projected communes and study the state of forest governance for climate
To develop two commune action plans for promoting forest governance based on
the research results (Activity 2.1) to better protect the forest initially for
payment for environmental services (PES) and later for carbon payments, and
integrate into commune social-economic development plans.
To organize two “training of trainers” events for local forestry officers on
sustainable forest management and climate change and empowering people in
forest protection and management for climate mitigation and adaptation to
promote forest governance practices.
2.4: To organize four training courses for local people on
climate change and promoting climate-smart practices.
2.5: To conduct information, education and communication (IEC)
activities to improve the knowledge of local people on climate change and
sustainable forest management for climate sustainability.
3.1: To develop two models of community carbon for carbon
sequestration through adoption of agro-forestry practices.
3.2: To conduct an exchange visit for local people and
authorities to exchange experiences on forest governance for climate
sustainability in a Northern province
3.3: To organize two dialogues at district and provincial levels
between local people, authorities, local companies and factories to advocate
for carbon markets, PFES, forest governance; and promoting conservation
agriculture and agro-forestry practices in forest areas for climate