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Bangkok, Thailand
Joined March 2021

RECOFTC believes in people living equitably and sustainably in and besides healthy forests. We support local communities to secure land and resource rights, and improve their livelihoods.

Presence in: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights

At RECOFTC, 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 capacity of all and transform conflict into collaboration. Our entry point to sustainable development and climate change solutions is community forestry.

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 of Cambodia. At RECOFTC, 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 partnership 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

RECOFTC works throughout the Asia-Pacific. We have a main office in Bangkok and offices in seven countries.

People Associated With This Organization

Nathalie Faure

Joined March 2014
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Nathalie is a Senior Program Officer at the Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC), based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her interest lies in sharing experiences and learning from successful initiatives around the world on involving local people in the management of natural resources.

She has a legal background and provides advice on community forestry and inclusive participation in decision-making, amongst others, in the region. She gives technical support to the participation of NGOs and indigenous people and local communities' representatives to forest processes (VPAs, REDD+). She also conducts action research in those areas. Her areas of focus are communities rights to natural resources, land tenure, benefit sharing, legal logging and forest conversion.

She previously worked as a Senior Law and Policy adviser at ClientEarth, implementing forest governance projects in West and Central Africa and providing support to CSOs to engage in legal reforms and strengthen communities' rights. Nathalie also coordinated research on community forestry and carried out legal empowerment activities to gain a greater (legal) recognition of communities forest rights.

In the past past, Nathalie advised various institutions and NGOS, such as the UN Peacekeeping Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), or the African Wildlife Foundation, where she focused on human rights, the rule of law, access to justice and gender issues.

She holds an LLM in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a Masters in Public International Law from the University of Paris II Assas.

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Nathalie Faure is the network champion (main point of contact) for RECOFTC.

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