Institutional Partners


Mangroves for the Future was designed in consultation with the many different agencies, sector and countries engaged in coastal management and post-tsunami reconstruction. UNDP, as co-chair of MFF with IUCN, brings together different stakeholders in the development and conservation arena to facilitate a process of turning the needs into a concrete strategy and plan for action.
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Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. IUCN demonstrates how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges: tackling climate change, achieving sustainable energy, improving human well-being and building a green economy. MFF is co-chaired by IUCN along with UNDP. 
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The Food and Agricultural Organization FAO holds the premier UN mandate for forest and fisheries management and provides support to operationalise and upscale commitments related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements such as UNFCCC, UNFF, and CBD. FAO's work contributes to forest and fisheries policy and planning. The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) has decades of experience in mangrove rehabilitation and management and in community development and community forestry, and is working with Mangroves for the Future as part of its Regional Steering Committee. Currently, FAO and MFF are working on a regional project that will promote mangrove conservation and sustainable development.
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In Asia Pacific, UNEP operates through its Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and works in 47 countries in the region. UNEP works with governments, local authorities, civil society, other UN entities, regional and international institutions, as well as the private sector to develop and implement cleaner and safer policies and strategies that catalyze efficient use of the region’s natural assets and reduces degradation of the environment and risks to both humans and the environment. UNEP is part of MFF's Regional Steering Committee.
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Wetlands International, part of MFF's Regional Steering Committee, is a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to maintaining and restoring wetlands— for their environmental values as well as for the services they provide to people. MFF is working with Wetlands International's office in Thailand for mangroves and wetlands projects.
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Established in 2005, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is ASEAN's response to the challenge of biodiversity loss. It is an environmental organization that facilitates cooperation and coordination among the ten ASEAN Member States and the regional and international organizations on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such natural treasures. The Philippines is host country to the ACB headquarters. Learn more about ACB,


Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry, and adminsters approximately half of Sweden's budget for development aid. The head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where they have ongoing activities. MFF is financed principally by Norad and Sida with substantial contributions from its core partners and from the private sector.
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The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a specialised directorate under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norad’s functions are laid down in the agency’s terms of reference and annual letters of allocation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The majority of Norwegian development assistance is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign missions. MFF is financed principally by Norad and Sida with substantial contributions from its core partners and from the private sector.
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Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Danida has responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of Denmark’s development cooperation. Danida joined MFF as a donor partner since 2012.
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