SUMMARY RECORD OF THE ASEAN WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL
28 - 30 March 2005, Madiun, East Java - Indonesia
The ASEAN Workshop on Social Forestry held on 28 - 30 March 2005 in Madiun, East Java - Indonesia, was organized and hosted by the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, with logistical arrangements made by Perum PERHUTANI (State-Owned Forest Entreprise), and funding assistance provided by MFP-DFID (Managing Forests Partnership - Department for International Development UK) and Ford Foundation.
The Workshop was attended by participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam. Officials from the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, the Head of Madiun Region of East Java - Indonesia, Perum PERHUTANI, and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat were in attendance. Representatives from India, Nepal, RECOFTC, CIFOR, ICRAF, Bogor Agricultural University/ Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Mulawarman University, Jaringan Untuk Hutan (JAUH) and Ford Foundation served as resource persons at the Workshop. The list of participants appears as ANNEX 1.
Mr. Mukhtarom, Vice-Head of Madiun Region, delivered the Welcome Remarks of the Head of Madiun Region. He welcomed all workshop participants to Madiun, and expressed his pleasure of having the great opportunity by the presence of experts and participants from various countries in Madiun, East Java - Indonesia. He concluded his remarks by wishing all participants an enjoyable stay and successful workshop. The full text of his remarks appears as ANNEX 2.
The ASEAN Secretariat representative delivered the Opening Remarks of Dr. Somsak Pipoppinyo, Assistant Director and Head of Natural Resources Unit of the Bureau for Resources Development of the ASEAN Secretariat, on his behalf. In his Opening Remarks, Dr. Somsak Pipoppinyo welcomed all presenters and participants to the workshop. He mentioned that the importance of social forestry as a system of comprehensive forest management by local community to improve their welfare and sustain the forests throughout generations had been recognized by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry when it was presented at their 6th Meeting in Ha Noi on 17-19 July 2003, and at that time it was agreed that Indonesia develop a proposal for possible ASEAN Cooperation in this area for consideration by ASOF.