Where do we work?

The FoFW initiative collaborates with partner communities around the world. The map below shows the location of our current community network – places that have either hosted a visioning workshop (red) or where a workshop is planned in the near future (yellow). 

The table below lists the places where we have held youth workshops. CLICK on the location to bring up a short community or regional bio

Community / Workshop Location Province / State / Department Country
Anishnaabe Nation of Lac Simon Quebec Canada 
San Juan Evangelista Analco Oaxaca Mexico
Jalapa del Valle Oaxaca Mexico
Primero de Mayo Pando Bolivia
San Antonio, TCO Lomerio Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia
Puquio, TCO Lomerio Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia
Panauti Kavrepalanchowk Nepal
Madre de Dios (various communities) Madre de Dios Peru
Uaxactun Petén Guatemala
Lwanunda Masaka Uganda
Buyege Wakiso Uganda
Geita Geita Tanzania
General Nakar Quezon Philippines
Poplar River First Nation Manitoba Canada

You can  learn more about these partner communities at our Facebook Page.

What is a forest community? Local people, and the communities that they belong to, have been using and managing forests for millennia. Governments around the world are realizing that one of the best ways to keep forests standing is to recognize and support the role of local people and local communities as critical forest stewards. People in these places often play a range of forest roles, from managing timber harvesting operations and exports to collecting medicinal plants, hosting ecotourists, and cultivating shade-grown crops. While not all these communities will self-identify as ‘forest communities’ – they may be as reliant on agriculture or fishing as they are on forestry – these are places where forests have played and continue to play a defining role in shaping livelihoods and cultures.