Category: Reforestation

Nguyen Tien Hai

Nguyen Tien Hai

Dr Nguyen Tien Hai is a social forestry specialist and manager of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change project phase 2, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. He is based at the World Agroforestry Centre’s office in Hanoi, Viet Nam. He has worked for different international development projects while with the Vietnamese Government’s Management Board of Forestry Projects for 15 years. With rich experience in social and community forestry, he works closely with partners to strengthen social forestry policy frameworks and national forest and climate-change strategies of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Dr Hai obtained his MSc in Tropical Forestry, specializing in social forestry, in 2003 from Wageningen University, the Netherlands and completed his PhD study in Forestry in 2009 at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

Mangrove forest management: lessons from Thailand

Mangrove forest conservation and restoration needs the participation of everyone involved, particularly local communities, for success. Favourable policies and legal frameworks are fundamentally important to support local involvement.   By Nguyen Tien Hai   From 16 to 20...

In Indonesia, a model of forest management rises from the mud

Sixty years ago, the land that now makes up Indonesia’s Gunung Walat University Forest was almost completely bare. Like so many other parts of Indonesia, which has recorded some of the world’s fastest rates of deforestation, a state-owned...

The global agroforestry challenge

The world’s leaders have been set the challenge of restoring more than 350 million hectares by 2030. Researchers see agroforestry as the key to making it happen.   ‘Around 20–25% of global land is degraded, affecting 1.5 billion...

‘De-risk’ the wood energy sector to unleash green growth

With population growth and urbanization, the demand for energy from trees is growing rapidly around the world. This demand presents a golden opportunity for wood energy be a force for energy security, sustainable development and greener economies. But...

Safeguarding the world’s freshwater resources: Global Forests and Water Action Plan launched

One-third of the world’s largest cities—including New York, Mumbai and Bogotá—rely directly on forests for a large proportion of their drinking water. A new five-year action plan for forests and water was launched on 8 September 2015 at...

Community bylaws improve landscape management

Experience from Uganda shows that when villages and districts create regulations to manage forests and restoration, benefits flow.   Through collective awareness of land-management challenges at the grassroots level, governments and others are effectively coerced to make policy...