Foundation for People and Community Development (FPCD)
The Foundation for People and Community Development (FPCD) is a national Non- Governmental Organization that has been involved in integrated community development since 1965. A 7- member board of trustees, comprising 3 females and 4 males governs FPCD and is managed by Mr. Yati. A. Bun as Executive Director FPCD traces its beginnings to 1965 and the International Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific, whose development initiatives are spread across the Pacific region.
To facilitate a needs-focused service delivery to Papua New Guineans, FPCD was officially registered under PNG Investment Promotion Authority (PNGIPA) in February 1993. Since its inception, FPCD has extended assistance to less developed communities through diverse program activities including health, literarcy and education, environment, research, livelihood and emergency situations.
In response to a global environment concern, FPCD streamlined its organizational thrust by building up its Ecoforestry program as an alternative to unsustainable forest development. Adopting an area-focused, integrated approach, FPCD seeks to assist forest resource owners in gaining long-term benefits from their customary land while essentially achieving environmental viability.
Mission: "To support Papua New Guineans to develop and manage their own forest resources towards environmental, economic and social benefit".
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of Foundation for People and Community Development is to enable the Eco forestry program to effectively deliver its activities to achieve its objectives of promoting good forestry practice, train landowners to manage their forest resources and benefit from its many uses, establish models of good practices in forest management areas, forest nurseries, model houses and market the forest products in a fair market.
Specific activities under the Eco forestry Program include training in forest management, small saw milling and small business; Community Based Organization capacity building; forest surveys and clan- based forest management planning; building of model houses; establishing forest nurseries for reforestation and afforestation, and conduct research and provide information on non-timber forest products. All of FPCD's Eco forestry Programmer activities are done with respect to the Principles and Criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management standards.
FPCD also seeks to improve the livelihood of the disadvantaged population of Papua New Guinea through its Integrated Community Development Program. This program is made up of the Disaster Preparedness Project and Masculinity, Mental Health and Violence Project