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Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosts ASEAN training workshop on timber legality assurance

About 70 participants from nine  Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (ASEAN) member states, India and the EU attended a workshop on timber legality assurance systems held in...

ASEAN member states increase cooperation on FLEG

The ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ARKN-FLEG), an expert network supporting the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF), met in Vientiane, Laos, on 21...

Stakeholders explore options for improving legal compliance and enforcement related to forest conversion in Mekong countries

Experts from Cambodia,  Laos , Myanmar,  Thailand  and  Vietnam  with experience in FLEGT, REDD+ and corporate responsibility met to discuss forest conversion and...

Stakeholders in Lao PDR plan ways to engage in VPA processes

Twenty participants in Lao PDR from government, private sector, civil society organisations and academic institutions participated in a workshop on stakeholder engagement in Siem Reap from 7 to 17...

Stakeholder groups in Laos help further VPA negotiations

The National Negotiation Support and Development Committee, with support from the EU FLEGT Facility, identified the key elements of a roadmap for VPA negotiations during a stakeholder workshop in...

Stakeholders from Mekong countries discuss ideas for forest governance curriculum

Stakeholders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand and Vietnam met in a workshop in Laos on 8–10 January to discuss the development of academic curriculums on forest governance.

NGOs in Lao PDR attend workshop on FLEGT

Village Focus International held a workshop in Vientiane on 21 June to inform non-profit organisations working in the south of the country about the EU FLEGT Action Plan.

Workshop in preparation for VPA negotiations held in Lao PDR

A workshop was held in Vientiane on 22–23 November in preparation for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations between the European Union and the Government of Lao PDR, which...

Study for understanding timber flows and control in Lao PDR published

The key objective of this study is to improve the understanding of timber flows in Lao PDR and to understand the roles of the government agencies involved in the timber supply chain, from forest...

Laos, Germany agree support for timber trade control

In early October the Lao government and the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) in Laos agreed minutes for a new 5.8 million euro technical cooperation project.

FLEGT Workshop in Laos

A workshop on the Timber Supply and Tracking Study was conducted by the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia.
The workshop, held in Vientiane on the 9th of January...

Update on Progress on FLEGT in Lao PDR

The Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process in Laos is supported by the EU FLEGT Asia Support Programme (hereafter called FLEGT Asia), which is implemented by the European...

Cartoon contest winner chosen

The winner of the first Manga Festival organized by The French Institute of Laos, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Bangkok, the Japanese Embassy, the FSP Mekong programme, GIZ and EFI’s...

Presentation on FLEGT to the National Assembly of Lao PDR

On 08 November, EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia programme, in collaboration with the EU Delegation to Laos, presented FLEGT at the first intersession meeting of the 7th legislation of the National Assembly...

Baseline Study Lao PDR Published

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region.

EIA publishes report on illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report on the illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam.

Timber Trade Flow Maps of China and the Mekong Region

FLEGT Asia has published a report compiling timber trade flow maps of China and the Mekong Region.