RAFT brings together the knowledge and skills of seven leading conservation organizations to find innovative and effective ways of achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability. Our partnership approach is positioned as a culture that challenges the ‘business as usual’ approach –one based on competition between organizations and duplication of efforts.
WHAT MAKES OUR PARTNERSHIP EFFECTIVE?
By working together, the capacity of each organization is strengthened to fulfill its primary function more effectively and accountably.
CONTEXT AND CULTURE ARE KEY
Engaging directly with key local stakeholders in each country enables us to have a view from below, understanding people’s priorities and needs, and working collaboratively to address them. RAFT also holds a strong regional presence through Southeast Asia and the Pacific and in major trading nations including China, United States, Australia and EU member states.
The engagement and the interplay between people from government agencies, businesses, national and local NGOs, community groups, inter-governmental organizations, and training institutions, and their contexts create the conditions for an enabling environment in which cross-sector sustainable development solutions become the norm rather than the exception.
A leading conservation organization working in over 30 countries in the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. TNC Asia Pacific Forest Program has run in the region for 25 years, providing scientific support to governments, communities and businesses to link policy and financial incentives for sustainable forest management.
A leading international research institute conducting strategic research on environment and development in Asia Pacific. IGES Forest Conservation Team is in charge of developing and promoting policy instruments for the sustainable management and use of forest resources.
An international, non-profit, educational institution that engages directly with forest management units and industries to promote sustainable forest management practices and the trade of legally sourced and sustainably managed forest products. TFF’s Southeast Asia team is widely known in Indonesia and in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for its practical training and evaluation tools.
The world’s leading conservation organization working in 100 countries. The WWF Forests for Life (FFL) program aims to reduce the risk of deforestation and forest degradation and the loss of natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services globally. The Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) links more than 200 companies, communities and governments in over 30 countries to create market incentives for responsible forestry and trade practices and eliminate illegal logging.
A global non-profit organization working on the ground to build the capacity of individuals and businesses within wood product value chains to improve the standard of legal compliance and forest management in Asia Pacific. TFT has made ground-breaking achievements in forest conservation and supply chain sustainability and transformed the European trade in hardwood garden furniture.
An international non-profit organization specialized in capacity development for community forestry and forest management. Its mission is to enhance capacities for stronger rights, improved governance and fairer benefits for local people in sustainable forested landscapes in Asia Pacific.
A research-driven and action-oriented global network working to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC works to reduce illegal and unsustainable harvest and trade in timber products. Together with WWF GFTN, it has developed the Common Framework for assessing legality of forest and timber products in trade.