Regions where we work in Philippines

We are currently active in the following regions:

Philippines

TBI in Philippines works towards inclusive and sustainable governance of forested landscapes. TBI's work will increase the capacities of national and landscape actors to enable collaborative effort on landscape governance.

The work particularly focuses on inclusive decision making on natural resource governance in the Philippines and in particular on forest-dependent and indigenous communities in three landscapes: Sierra Madre Mountain Range (Luzon), CDO-Tagoloan river basins landscape continuum and part of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

Forests in the Philippines have been in steady decline, which has a tremendous impact on millions of people who depend on these forests and the vital ecosystem services they provide. The three landscapes not only serve as homes to many communities - including indigenous peoples - who depend on them for their daily subsistence but are also critical for the adjacent provinces and regions. All three landscapes are subjected to forest and habitat degradation, which threatens the sustainability of livelihoods, food security, water provisioning and biodiversity.

What we do:

  • Organize an annual series of National Environmental Dialogues on "Ecosystem-based Management of Natural Resource Governance'
  • Organize landscape dialogues on inclusive and sustainable governance of forested landscapes. The landscape dialogues will include a strong learning component and are closely related to the National Dialogue.