Category: SDG17-Means of implementation/Global partnership for sustainable development

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...

Why are Vietnamese farmers not planting trees amid annual crops?

Size of landholding, flooding, and a shortage of knowledge, seedlings and markets are holding back farmers in Viet Nam from planting trees amongst their other crops. Researchers have found ways of overcoming these obstacles.   By Rachmat Mulia...

Solutions that grow on trees: agroforestry’s niche in the Sustainable Development Goals

The numbers are impressive — 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with no fewer than 169 targets, which will set the United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development for the next fifteen years. The language is just as lofty...

The potential of trees for energy

Further exploration of sustainable tree-based bioenergy could help improve the lives and livelihoods of communities around the world.   Most of the energy used in the world comes from fossil fuels, which are not sustainable as sources will...

Agroforestry farmers’ field schools spread the word effectively

A series of field schools in Sulawesi, Indonesia are helping share advanced knowledge about agroforestry throughout the island   By Enggar Paramita   After being implemented for two years in South and Southeast Sulawesi provinces in Indonesia, a...

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...