Building Partnerships to Reduce Forest Conflict in Asia

1 - 2 December 2005

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), TFD, and ARD, Inc. convened international leaders from government, the private sector, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to explore the nature and impacts of forest conflict in Asia and to discuss what actions the represented sectors can take, individually and collectively, to address this serious problem through their ongoing work or future initiatives. The related social, economic, and environmental impacts of illegal logging were also discussed. The participants’ experience in illegal logging provided a strong foundation for the development of actions to reduce forest conflict in Asia.