Our case studies for Asia-Pacific focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and the Solomon Islands. All case studies are in PDF format and requre the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Dwi Rahmad Muhtaman, a certification specialist, has been working in forestry issues for more than ten years. He has conducted social audits of certification and assessments of twelve forest concessions and is actively involved in chain of custody certification assessments. Mr. Muhtaman is Lead Writer of a book on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Plantation Forestry in Indonesia and is currently writing a training book for a certification course and a manual on certification for practioners. He is now an independent auditor for Indonesia Forest Trade Network (WWF Indonesia). Mr. Muhtaman is a founding member of the Indonesian Tropical Institute (LATIN), and the former Director of its Certification and Consulting Division. He served as a coordinator for SmartWood-LATIN Initiative and was a SmartWood international collaborator in Indonesia. He currently works as an independent consultant and associate for The InSpirit Inc (Innovation Circle), a sustainable development consulting group. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

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Yati A. Bun has aimed throughout his professional career to involve communities in community forestry operations. Currently he is Executive Director of a national organization, the Foundation for People and Community Development Inc. He is on the ITTO civil society advisory group and the World Bank External Advisory Group on implementation of the World Bank Forest Strategy. Mr. Bun is also the National Coordinator of the FSC working group that developed PNG’s national standards for forest management. He served until October 2003 on the FSC board representing the southern social chamber. In 1999 he collaborated on a study for the Word Bank on strategies for community-based forestry and conservation in PNG. In 1993 Mr. Bun carried out the FSC-commissioned PNG study on forest certification and timber labeling. He holds a degree in Forestry from the PNG University of Technology, Lae and a Master’s degree in Forest Resources Management from Edinburgh University (UK).

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Mohd Shahwahid H.O. holds a PhD from the State University of New York, Syracuse in Resource Management and Policy. He is a prominent teacher and researcher in the area of forest economics and economic valuation of environmental resources in Southeast Asia. His interest is to disseminate the concept of sustainable forest management and the conservation of natural resources and the environment through collaboration in research and professional training. Dr. Shahwahid has published more than 150 research, technical and policy papers in the area of forestry economics and valuation. Research topics included: price competitiveness of Malaysian timber products, incremental costs of wetland conservation, trade-offs on competing uses of forested catchment, economic impacts of the Indonesian forest fires upon Malaysia, and valuation of the forest and marine resources of Samoa. Most rewardingly, he served as a leading consultant for an International Tropical Timber Organization commissioned study on the incremental cost of compliance to the ITTO/Malaysian criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management.

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Dr. Morgan Wairiu is currently Deputy Director of Environmental Concerns Action Network of Solomon Islands (ECANSI), a local NGO, which promotes eco-forestry and community forest management in collaboration with Solomon Islands Development Trusts (SIDT) eco-forestry and forest certification program. He has served as Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Solomon Islands) and Manager of Secretariat of the Marau Communities Association (MCA) involved in promoting sustainable livelihood projects. He completed his PhD from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA in 2001, having studied erosion and land use effects under subsistence agriculture on sloping lands in Solomon Islands. Dr. Wairiu served as head of Kolombangara Forest Products Limited's (KFPL) Technical Services Department and directed its forest silvilcultural operations and Environmental Monitoring. He collaborated in the initial process towards FSC certification of KFPL plantation in 1998. For his Master of Science research, Dr. Wairiu worked with the Scottish Forest Commission.

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