About the region

The Southeast Asia region’s priorities are aligned with the Vision and Strategic Plan for ASEAN Cooperation Food, Agriculture and Forestry towards 2025, in which expansion of agroforestry is noted as a means to increase resilience to climate change, natural disasters and other shocks. We support governments, communities, NGOs and the private sector in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, and other ASEAN Member States and neighbours, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris climate agreement commitments, nationally determined contributions to greenhouse-gas emissions' reduction and other national and international priorities. We work with a range of donors and investors as facilitators and implementers.

Our work in Southeast Asia focuses on land-use planning for low-emissions development and multiple environmental services; landscape restoration and livelihoods' improvement; ecosystem services' and co-investment; policy development; and business cases.

New areas of importance in the region are ‘green growth’ initiatives that bring together all sectors, including the financial, such as with the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility, which was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia in October 2016. We continue to make headway with providing recommendations to policy makers, for example, in the revision of the National Forestry Law of Viet Nam and through our involvement with the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry with which we are developing agroforestry guidelines for Southeast Asia.

Regional office location: Indonesia