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Community-based Forest Management & Reforestation

September 26 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

We invite you to join us for the 2nd installment of our Conservation Learning session “Indigenous Peoples in Conservation” in partnership with the Philippine Indigenous Consortium for Conserved Areas (ICCA), this time focusing on their role in community-based forest management and reforestation.

The below topics will be covered:

🌳 The seminal forestry agreement in the Philippines and the first carbon deal with indigenous communities in the world achieving net forest growth across decades to be discussed by Sammy Balinhawang of Kalahan Educational Foundation and Philippine ICCA

🌳 The delineation, mapping and formulation of a Community Conservation Plan in the Sacred Forest of the Talaandig in the Mt. Kalatungan Range which has resulted into the establishment of the first working Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) model for IP communities in the Philippines to be discussed by Tat Gualberto of Xavier Science Foundation

🌳 Other successful programs and interventions in forest management and reforestation to be discussed by Eric Buduan of Forest Foundation Philippines

We will also be discussing the proposed green bills.

For government agencies, NGOs, academe, and anyone who would like to learn more about this important topic as we strive to protect & restore our forests, join us.

Register for FREE. Limited slots only:

We are joined by speakers with extensive experience in the Philippines working with indigenous communities:

SPEAKER 1: Sammy Balinhawang, Executive Officer of the Kalahan Educational Foundation (KEF), an NGO entrusted as secretariat of indigenous communities exercising governance over 5 ancestral domains in the Palili-Mamparang and Caraballo Mountain Range spanning 5 Provinces: Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, and Pangasinan. The KEF is recognized for its expertise in conservation governance by government and civil society in the Philippines and globally. He also acts as the Corporate Secretary of the Philippine Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCA) Consortium and the representative of Philippine members of the Regional ICCA Council of Southeasy Asia in the Global ICCA Consortium.

SPEAKER 2: Eric Buduan, Senior Program Officer of Forest Foundation

Philippines, a non-profit organization that provides grants to organizations that empower people to protect the forests.He is currently the coordinator for Sierra Madre landscape. He started working for the Foundation since 2006, managing forest conservation projects including community-based forest management by the Indigenous People. Among these projects are the forest restoration and protection in the ancestral domain of the Kanawan Aytas in Morong, Bataan, the Higaonon in Claveria, Misamis Oriental and the Talaandig in Talakag, Bukidnon.

Prior to his work in the Forest Foundation Philippines, he worked in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park in Isabela for 8 years, where he worked with the Agtas and Dumagat. He was part of a team that worked for the declaration of NSMNP, the country’s largest Protected Area.

SPEAKER 3: Tat Gualberto of Xavier Science Foundation, a non-profit organization established to support program and projects that address poverty alleviation and social empowerment.

Tat currently leads Xavier Science Foundation’s EcoSEED Project and Payment for Ecosystem Services in Talakag, Mt. Kalatungan Range. For the past five years, Tat immersed herself with the Talaandig tribe for projects involving landscape governance, youth and women empowerment and cultural strengthening. She also co-founded the Ridge to Reef Young Leaders Inc., a youth-led NGO that partnered with tri-people communities for watershed protection.


September 26, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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