Category: Forestry

Sweden grants Covid-19 relief funds to Cambodia

On 20 October 2020 the Embassy of Sweden announced a COVID-19 response package to financially support rural communities in Cambodia through tree planting activities. The initiative aims to engage over 1,600 rural households in Pursat and Siem Reap provinces to plant local trees, establish nurseries, and participate in other conservation activities across the country. This…

Denmark committed DKK35 million to support Myanmar’s 5 year Climate Adaption Programme

Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Department, with the support from Denmark, is implementing a 5-year climate adaption programme that commenced…

Norway declares its priorities at the UN General Assembly

During the recent UN General Assembly in early October 2020, Norway highlighted the following priority areas: •Lay the groundwork for Norway’s membership of the UN Security Council, Be at the forefront of efforts to promote disarmament. •Promote binding international cooperation and safeguard the multilateral system. •Strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts. •Promote…

RECOFTC, CIFOR and Sweden launch the Forest Landscape Governance Research Network

On 1 October 2020, RECOFTC launched an initiative to build the research capacity of universities in Southeast Asia to foster good forest governance. Funded by Sweden, the project will develop a strong network of researchers dedicated to strengthening rights, reducing poverty and inequity, and realizing sustainable development. The two-year initiative will benefit more than 190…

Ambassador Måwe participated in agricultural developement webinar

On 22 September, The Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe, together with colleagues at the embassy, participated in the webinar organized by the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU) on evaluating the collaboration between SLU and partners in Vietnam that was initiated more than 35 years ago. This collaboration has been part of the research capacity development…

Denmark supports Climate Change Adaption Programme in Myanmar coastal communities

The Danish Embassy in Myanmar updated on 23 September 2020 information about their activity in restoring Mangrove forests. The project helps preserve biodiversity in coastal zones and protect the coastline from extreme weather conditions. Even though the forests have major benefits for the local coastal communities, they have rapidly been deforested over the last 20…

Danish ambassador invited as a guest of honour to Thai PBS TV

H.E. Jon Thorgaard, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand, along with representatives of 6 other countries in Thailand were invited by Thai PBS television station to participate as an honoured guest at an event where young campers and their families are cycling to Huay Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani province to learn about wildlife…

Norway funds 530 million NOK for Indonesia in result base carbon reduction and deforestation project

The Norwegian government published an official announcement regarding the latest achievement on emission reduction and deforestation with Indonesia on 3 July 2020. It is the first time Norway supporting funds on this 10 years project – result base payment worth of 530 million NOK or Rp812.86 billion. So far the result on emission reduction were…

Finland supports in a forestry inventory project in Myanmar

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland will support a forestry inventory project throughout Myanmar, including conflicted territories on 16 June 2020, according to an announcement from the ministry. The statement said: Myanmar is launching a forest inventory project, which will be carried out also in conflict areas. Finland will allocate EUR 3.45 million in development…

Denmark supports mangrove restoration in Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: “Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to Myanmar’s efforts to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change, through the Climate Adaptation Programme, Denmark…