ADB Data Room: Regional Flyway Initiative

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ADB Data Room: Regional Flyway Initiative

01 October 2020 to 02 February 2024

The Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI) is a large-scale transboundary program that seeks to mobilize $3 billion in investments over ten years to protect, restore, and sustainably manage a comprehensive network of threatened natural wetlands— including mangrove forests, peatlands, marshes, tidal mudflats, and coral atolls—along the East Asian–Australasian (EAA) Flyway.

This Data Room contains information on the identification and selection of RFI priority wetland sites, knowledge briefs and infographics, presentation materials from in-country wetland ecosystem services workshops, and other documents related to the ongoing implementation of the RFI. For periodic updates, sign up here. 

RFI investments along the EAA Flyway aim to preserve critical biodiversity, mitigate climate change, and sustain the lives and livelihoods of nearly 200 million people in Asia and the Pacific. RFI projects can also help countries achieve Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement, National Development Plan objectives, and commitments to the Convention on Biological Diversity, RAMSAR convention, and Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction.

For more information or specialized advice please contact Duncan Lang or Karen Ochavo.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Jan 2024 22 January 2024 147 RFI Priority Wetland Sites
Ten (10) developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) —Bangladesh, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Indonesia, Lao...
22 Jan 2024 as of October 2023 MAP: 147 RFI Priority Wetland Sites
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Jan 2024 25 July 2024 Civil Society and ADB: BirdLife International – A Strategic Partnership on the Regional Flyway Initiative and Beyond
Since 2017 ADB has been working closely with BirdLife International both on the development ofthe Avian Sensitivity Tool for Energy Planning as well as...
24 Jan 2024 6-7 December 2021 RFI Inception Workshop
via Zoom. In July 2021, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the regional knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) on Scaling Up ...
24 Jan 2024 29 September 2021 PRC - Preliminary Working Meeting to Implement the RFI in the People’s Republic of China
The wetlands of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) support globally important biodiversity values and ecosystem services which support the livelihoods...
24 Jan 2024 16 October 2020 Webinar: The East Asian-Australasian Flyway – Opportunities to Support Wetlands, Livelihoods, and Biodiversity in East and Southeast Asia
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic heightened global awareness of the need to protect nature as well as people and address threats to biodiversity...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Jan 2024 27-28 May 2024 Bangladesh: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop
The Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI) Training Series: Workshop on Wetland Ecosystem Services and Nature-based Solutions, co-organized by the Asian Development...
25 Jan 2024 27-29 November 2023 Thailand: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop
The Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI) Training Series: Workshop on Wetland Ecosystem Services and Nature-based Solutions -- Thailand, was co-organized ...
25 Jan 2024 13-14 September 2023 Cambodia: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop
Workshop objective: To strengthen the capacity of wetland managers, policymakers, and conservation practitioners for sustainable wetland management through...
25 Jan 2024 27-30 June 2023 Philippines: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop
This RFI Ecosystem Services Training Workshop for the Philippines was held at ADB Headquarters in Manila and included a field visit to Balanga Nature ...
25 Jan 2024 14-15 March 2023 11th Meeting of Partners (MOP) of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop
This Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI) Ecosystem Services Training Workshop was held during the 11th Meeting of Partners of the East Asian-Australasian...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Jan 2024 12 August 2020 An Integrated Approach to Preserving the Wetlands of the People's Republic of China

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