Coex, Seoul, Korea
This event is held in the context of the World Forestry Congress 2022. It will bring to life experiences and lessons learnt from tackling the challenges micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises face to operate legally and sustainably in the forest sector in the Mekong region.
The speakers will discuss ways to strengthen the technical and operational skills of small tree growers and timber processors, and how to create an enabling environment for them to contribute to forest governance, rural livelihoods and gender equality.
The event will cover issues of scale, costs of compliance, gender equality, decent work and inclusive economic development.
12:30 Setting the scene by the moderator
12:35 Testing solutions to the challenges of MSMEs: lessons learned from the Mekong region.
12:50 Thailand’s experience supporting smallholders in the forest sector.
13:05 Social and gender analysis of FLEGT on opportunities and risks for wood processing and furniture small and medium enterprises in Lao PDR.
13:20 The situation and challenges of plantation smallholders in Vietnam.
13:55 Wrap-up by the moderator
Moderated by: Alexander Hinrichs, Head of Asia Regional Office, European Forest Institute