Mr. Orlando Panganiban, AWG-SF Leader Philippines, highlighted the importance of documenting and understanding different benefit-sharing mechanisms among CBFM-POs in the Philippines. Further, the need to identify policy and research gaps on access and benefit-sharing mechanisms was noted considering that many CBFM-POs are still experiencing poverty.
The proposed project aims to promote cross-learning among CBFM-POs and other CBFM practitioners and develop policy brief/technical bulletin consisting of a menu of benefit-sharing mechanisms which the CBFM-POs may adopt or adapt.
The meeting was attended by staff of the Forest Resources Management Division of FMB-DENR headed by Mr. Panganiban. SEARCA-ASRF was represented by Ms. Amy Lecciones, Regional Program Coordinator, and Mr. Xyrus Capiña, Project Associate.