Partnership in Implementation – RAFT brings together the skills and knowledge of a group of leading conservation organizations in one place, under one platform that is widely accessible to governments, businesses and communities across the Asia Pacific and across the global wood and paper products supply chain.
This includes The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), TFT (The Forest Trust), the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF), TRAFFIC – the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, and WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN).
Partnership in Program Support – RAFT also leverages the resources of two major timber markets—Australia and the United States—to complement and strengthen the work that other big timber markets like the European Union, and major supplier nations, like China and Indonesia, are doing to tighten the rules of the timber trade.
In addition to these core partners and supporters, RAFT works with government, industry, civil society, inter-governmental organizations and educational institutions from across the globe.
“RAFT provides an efficient platform for all these players to co-ordinate their work, so they’re not duplicating each other,” says USAID’s Winston Bowman. “They’re playing off each others’ strengths and achieving maximum impact.”