ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity


The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence that facilitates co-operation and co-ordination among the members of ASEAN, and with relevant national governments, regional and international organisations on the Conservation and Sustainable use of biological diversity, guided by fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) was formed on 1 January 2011 through the merger of the three implementing organisations for Technical Cooperation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), the German Development Service (DED) and InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Germany).

GIZ works in a variety of fields, namely: Economic development and employment; government, democracy and poverty reduction; education, health and social security; environment and infrastructure; and agriculture, fisheries and food. GIZ works primarily with states, state agencies, and the private sector (and not normally with for example non-governmental organizations, universities or research organizations).

GFA Consulting Group


GFA Consulting Group has a sound track record of providing effective solutions to the challenges in the global consulting market. Based in Hamburg, the company has implemented complex studies and projects in over 130 countries since 1982.

Leading development agencies, ministries and public clients have entrusted GFA with helping them to manage projects financed through bilateral and multilateral funds. Working in cooperation with stakeholders in government, the private sector, NGOs and citizens’ groups, GFA balances innovation and reliability to meet local needs.

The company’s international recognition as a dependable partner is incorporated in a set of values which focuses on performance, innovation, credibility and quality.

Ministry of Environment (Cambodia)


The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the principal government agency responsible in protecting the environment, conserving biodiversity, and promoting the sustainable use and management of natural resources. It is the primary agency responsible for implementing, and negotiating commitments under international environmental treaties, including in the area of climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Environment (“GSSD/MOE”) has various functions and duties related to sustainable development. Among others the facilitation of preparation and implementation of legal instruments, policies, strategic/action plans, program and projects as well as review and study possibilites to participate in international agreements.

Among the institutional members of GSSD is the MoE Department of International Convention and Biodiversity, where the Focal Point Person for the BBP Project is located. The project is also closely cooperating with the Provincial Department of Environment (PDoE) and the park management for the implementation of black ginger and vine/climbing fern handicraft value chains around Phnom Kulen National Park.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Lao PDR)


The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is comprised of several departments including the Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI), the Permanent Secretary Office, the Department of Personnel, the Department of Inspection, the Department of Planning, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, the Department of Forestry (DOF) and the Department of Irrigation.

It also encompasses the National Agriculture & Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), the National Agriculture & Forestry Extension Service (NAFES), 17 Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Offices (PAFOs), and 139 District Agriculture and Forestry Extension Offices (DAFES). The BBP project is closely cooperating with the Department of Forestry (DoF), especially the National Protected Area Division as well as the Agricultural and Forestry offices on provincial and district level (PAFO And DAFO) in Luang Namtha for the pilot implementation of a bamboo value chain around Nam Ha National Protected Area.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Viet Nam)


The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is the authority for land, water resources; mineral resources, geology; environment; hydrometeorology; climate change; surveying and mapping; management of the islands and the sea. MoNRE is responsible for implementing land use planning on the national level and for monitoring the implementation of the approved planning by provinces and cities, as well as assisting them in land use planning at district level.

MoNRE´s Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA), focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), is the main implementing partner for the BBP project. The project is also closely cooperating with the management of Hoang Lien National Park and Ba Be National Park. The biodiversity-based value chains piloted in Vietnam are medicinal bath herbs, Giao Co Lam, Bo Khai and honey.