Tel: +66 29405700




Representatives: Mr. David Ganz, Executive Director; Ms. Jana Thuaud, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer


Company Profile:

At RECOFTC, we believe in a future where people live equitably and sustainably in and beside healthy, resilient forests. We take a long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender equity. We are the only non-profit organization of our kind in Asia and the Pacific. We have more than 30 years of experience working with people and forests, and have built trusting relationships with partners at all levels. Our influence and partnerships extend from multilateral institutions to governments, private sector and local communities. Our innovations, knowledge and initiatives enable countries to foster good forest governance, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Our Values

Our core values are the foundation of our culture and guide all our work. We: 

  • Embrace innovation
  • Adapt to, and learn from, challenges
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
  • Nurture commitment, responsibility and ownership
  • Prioritize sustainability
  • Cultivate participation, social inclusion and gender equity 

How we work

We help countries and communities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for poverty, hunger, environment, climate change and gender. We are the trusted broker in the Asia-Pacific, bridging gaps among communities, countries and international organizations and alliances such as ASEAN. We build the capacity of all and transform conflict into collaboration. Our entry point to sustainable development and climate change solutions is community forestry. 

What we do

More than five million people participate in community forestry in Asia and the Pacific. They manage 15 million hectares of forest, an area the size Cambodia. Through community forestry we:

  • Ensure the land and resource rights of local people are protected, exercised and compensated through collaborative landscape management
  • Ensure women and men, youth, Indigenous Peoples and marginalized groups have the skills and experience to manage their forests 
  • Promote good governance and meaningful participation in decision-making 
  • Help governments and institutions adopt and practice rights-based approaches
  • Help local people access resources, find affordable legal and protection services, and understand and use grievance mechanisms
  • Help countries and communities mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • Help communities preserve traditional livelihood mechanisms
  • Increase the economic value of forest landscapes for local people through sustainable investment and community-based enterprises
  • Develop partnerships among communities, responsible investors and private sector companies
  • Develop feasible business models with social safeguards 
  • Empower women’s leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Build regional, national and local multi-stakeholder platforms and facilitate learning, forums, events and networks
  • Develop, implement and support communication and advocacy initiatives