EDUCATION Educating the client Long lead time Educating Govt departments on carbon offsetting Pioneering - No Govt policy Speaking Swahili
DOCUMENTATION Translation (500 pages) Removal of key sentences from our documentation Procedures Story changing Satellite imagery
PARTNERS Sourcing the right partners FORRU, DNP Go to ground first bottom up approach Corruption Going it alone takes a lead time of around 2-3 years Government department acts as Project Lead 18 months
SOURCING LAND Sourcing the land Costs – high ($20k Ha – without land title) Difficult locations Accreditations Criteria Teak plantations Land Sizes Ask for 500 Rai you get 500 Rai lost in translation?
RECRUITMENT Getting the team in place Signing contract to getting project started Sourcing skilled forestry staff proving difficult Lack of forestry personnel - only 274 forestry students from Kasetsart University Villagers difficult to recruit in fruit harvesting season
LOGISTICS Equipment Storage Seedlings 10,000 a day from nursery Villagers Door to Door service! Walk up the hill…….. Bathrooms
WEATHER …. FLOODING Adverse climate conditions (persistent rainfall) Access to Areas Flooding of roads restricted area access (Mae Wa) Bridge taken out (Doi Pa Ma)
WEATHER …. FLOODINGWater level started to rise ……………. 21st Sept 2011
WEATHER …. FLOODINGWater level rose tenfold causing bridge neck collapse 28th Sept 2011 Only 7 Days later
OTHER LAND USE….. Common cattle & elephant grazing ground
VILLAGERS…. ISSUES &CONFLICTS Payments No ATM – Cash! Working with hill tribe groups Lack of lead time to conduct Participatory Resource Assessments (PRA) Knife threats Threats to take out the bridge Threats to burn down the site
CONCLUSIONNot for the faint hearted or people with high blood pressure!
THANK YOU ANDREW G . STEEL Chief Executive Officer The TREEDOM Group email@example.com