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National Legal Specialist in Forest Project

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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Lao People's Democratic Republic


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The UNDP-GEF Sustainable Forest and Land Management in the Dry Dipterocarp Forest Ecosystems of Southern Lao PDR Project (SAFE Ecosystems Project) aims to support the government of Lao PDR to facilitate a transformative shift towards sustainable land and forest management in the forested landscape of Savannakhet Province. This sustainable management will help to secure critical wildlife habitats, conserve biodiversity and maintain a continuous flow of multiple services such as the provision of quality water and flood prevention.

The Dry Dipterocarp Forest (DDF) ecosystems located in Savannakhet Province are recognized for being globally important as habitat for a number of globally significant and threatened species, and nationally important for their provision of numerous ecosystem services that benefit the people of Lao PDR.

Duties and responsibilities, among others:

  • Review of all relevant documentation in Lao language providing translations as necessary, as well as support the International Environmental Lawyer when meeting and communicating with stakeholders and government officials (particularly those in DOF, PAFO and DAFO) in Lao language;
  • Support on establishing existing status of legal and policy frameworks, regulations and definitions on High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) both internationally and within Lao PDR;
  • Maintain regular communication, dialogue and exchange with International Environmental Lawyer when home-based.
National Legal Specialist in Forest Project