Social Forestry Advisor for the RIDP project
October 2003 – April 2004
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Social Forestry Advisor
Rural Income Diversification Project, Tuyen Quang province
Forest Protection Department, Tuyen Quang province (for this assignment; whole project had different project partners)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Objective: Market-oriented forest-based activities identification and sustainable forest use planning and development methodology establishment. I introduced a participatory ap-proach towards small enterprise establishment and development: an adjusted form of the Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) framework. In order to do so, I managed a core group drawn from different project sections, thus linking different project sections (a/o the microfinance and savings section) together. I contributed to the coordination and har-monization of other international consultants’ process input, notably concerning land use and village development planning, and concerning small enterprise development support. I recruited and coached national consultants in support of applying the MA&D process. Other tasks included (non-exhaustive):
- Relating with intervention beneficiary (Forest Protection Department) and guidance in sustainable natural resource management development.
- Participatory mapping.
- Relating between project and selected beneficiaries.
- Project staff training in participatory methods.
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