What are the pathways towards group certification for smallholders in Vietnam?

What are the pathways towards group certification for smallholders in Vietnam?

Group Certification Dialogue

In the final webinar of our PEFC Group Certification Dialogue Webinar Series we turn our focus towards central Vietnam, and the lessons learned from the certification of a group of Acacia forest owners, who have generated extra revenue streams whilst reducing pressure on forests. 

We will also discuss the potential pathways of group certification models for smallholders in Vietnam. Beside stories from Vietnam, representatives from PEFC Germany and PEFC Finland will share their experience in group structures. 

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of particular interest  to PEFC members in Asia-Pacific as well as government, private sector, consultants, and NGOs interested in learning about the different models of group and regional certification. 

The details

The webinar takes place 10:00 CEST on 10 August. Register for free now.


  1. Dr. Nguyen Van Bich, Head of Technique Division, Vietnam Forest Certification Scheme
  2. Dirk Teegelbekkers, Secretary General, PEFC Germany
  3. Timo Liimatainen, Secretary General, PEFC Finland

PEFC Group Certification Dialogue Webinar Series

Since 2010, our Smallholder Group Certification programme has enabled the sharing of experiences and facilitated cooperation amongst family forest owners, community forest groups, and indigenous peoples in implementing sustainable forest management and pursuing forest certification.

Within this programme, our Group Certification Field Dialogue provides practical and actionable advice on realistic pathways towards group certification for smallholders. This year, as a part of our collaboration with the UN-REDD Initiative: Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region, we continue our commitment to share knowledge and experience amongst PEFC members and industry stakeholders with a series of informative webinars.


10 August 2022

10:00 - 11:15 (UTC+2)

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Richard Laity

Southeast Asia Manager

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