More from less:More from less:Some ideas about work fromSome ideas about work fromFAO-RAP’s forestry teamFAO-RAP’s forestr...
Presentation overview “More from less” Limited staff Limited budget Huge region Some team philosophies Illustrations...
Good ideas1. Focus on real issues faced byreal forestry agenciesLoggingbansPlantationincentivesForests &FloodsForests &Lan...
2. Focus on practical, down-to-earth needsAssisted naturalregenerationReduced impactloggingPro-poorassistance
3. Using creative ideasIn Search ofExcellence Forest FacesEdible forestinsects
Good ideas – lessons learned1. Make time to think2. Cast the net for ideaswidely3. Listen to our partnersKids to Forestsin...
Barney Chan – former General Manager,Sarawak Timber Association (retired)In my observation, many developmentorganizations ...
Leveraging Concept at the heart of getting“More from less” Good ideas attract support Don’t be afraid to start – build ...
LeveragingAsia-PacificForestry Week“We understood at first therewould be 200 participants…butthen there were 300! And 400!...
LeveragingBuild a track record of deliveryNigel SizerWorld Resources InstituteThe first thing I think about is,“What do I ...
PartnershipsPartners are critical to oursuccess.Without them we would getnowhere!!!Significant contributionsfrom organizat...
Accessing extra resources Associate Professional Officers AYAD Programme Secondments from countries Interns Volunteer...
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission A key mechanism in guidingour work program Substantial efforts tostrengthen, empower an...
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission Provides a focus andframework for priority setting Valuable mechanism forcollaboration ...
Bureaucracy:Number 1 Killer ofgood ideasContinuous organizational“re-invention” needed toadapt and remain flexibleCome to ...
Finally…… Jack Westoby Forestry is not about trees, it is about people. And it is about trees only insofar as trees can se...
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Mr Patrick Durst receives the B.R. SEN award 2011 for his extensive contributions to forests and forestry over his nineteen-year career, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. His leadership, intellectual and policy-related contributions have resulted in a variety of widely-used knowledge products, innovative capacity building activities, and strengthened national forest policies, which have raised the Organization’s visibility and credibility in the region. His efforts have ensured that forestry and forest-related issues are top priority areas in the Asia-Pacific region.

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More from less: Some ideas about work from FAO-RAP’s forestry team. By Patrick Durst Senior Forestry Officer FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  1. 1. More from less:More from less:Some ideas about work fromSome ideas about work fromFAO-RAP’s forestry teamFAO-RAP’s forestry teamPatrick DurstSenior Forestry OfficerFAO Regional Office forAsia and the PacificPresentation to HQ staff13 June 2013, Rome, Italy
  2. 2. Presentation overview “More from less” Limited staff Limited budget Huge region Some team philosophies Illustrations from our activities Wisdom of Jack Westoby
  3. 3. Good ideas1. Focus on real issues faced byreal forestry agenciesLoggingbansPlantationincentivesForests &FloodsForests &Landslides
  4. 4. 2. Focus on practical, down-to-earth needsAssisted naturalregenerationReduced impactloggingPro-poorassistance
  5. 5. 3. Using creative ideasIn Search ofExcellence Forest FacesEdible forestinsects
  6. 6. Good ideas – lessons learned1. Make time to think2. Cast the net for ideaswidely3. Listen to our partnersKids to Forestsinitiative
  7. 7. Barney Chan – former General Manager,Sarawak Timber Association (retired)In my observation, many developmentorganizations work along the lines of, “This isgood for you and you should do it.” Perhapsit’s better to ask, “Whats your problem andcan we help?"3. Good ideas – lessons learnedWhen we talk withand listen to peoplein the field, welearn of real needs.
  8. 8. Leveraging Concept at the heart of getting“More from less” Good ideas attract support Don’t be afraid to start – build somemomentum to demonstrateachievements Use resources to generate more –use of consultants to raise funds Many organizations able to providemodest amounts of fundsExecutive Forest PolicyCourse
  9. 9. LeveragingAsia-PacificForestry Week“We understood at first therewould be 200 participants…butthen there were 300! And 400!And finally 700! Some peoplethought we couldn’t do it, butwith help from organizingpartners we can justifiably claimsuccess.”Nguyen Ngoc BinhDirector-GeneralDepartment ofForestryViet Nam
  10. 10. LeveragingBuild a track record of deliveryNigel SizerWorld Resources InstituteThe first thing I think about is,“What do I need to do todayto keep my donorshappy?” 
  11. 11. PartnershipsPartners are critical to oursuccess.Without them we would getnowhere!!!Significant contributionsfrom organizations andcountriesAsia-Pacific ForestInvasive Species Network
  12. 12. Accessing extra resources Associate Professional Officers AYAD Programme Secondments from countries Interns Volunteers TCP and TCPF Trust fund projects Extra-budgetary allocations Help others spend their money!Asia-Pacific ForestryWeek SecretariatStudent volunteers
  13. 13. Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission A key mechanism in guidingour work program Substantial efforts tostrengthen, empower and makerelevant Building profile through its ownworking groups, networks,activities, events andpublications1993 – 40 participants2006 – 250 participants
  14. 14. Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission Provides a focus andframework for priority setting Valuable mechanism forcollaboration andpartnerships – APFSOSexampleAsia-Pacific ForestrySector Outlook Study
  15. 15. Bureaucracy:Number 1 Killer ofgood ideasContinuous organizational“re-invention” needed toadapt and remain flexibleCome to my threeday meeting onnewadministrativeprocedures!!!InstitutionalreinventionFAO AmbassadorAnggun“Six-leggedlivestock”launchMiss EarthcollaborationThe UNdoesn’thave to beboring!
  16. 16. Finally…… Jack Westoby Forestry is not about trees, it is about people. And it is about trees only insofar as trees can serve the needs of people.    Jack Westoby (1912-1988)FAO Deputy Director of Forestry and Forest Industries Division (retired 1974)Our jobs are really about people!

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