A woman taking photo of the traditional weaving loom while a woman with glasses inspects the loom; with two other women looking over and guiding

Reginald Sarmenta


Woven Networks - Craft changemakers conserving forests is a one-year partnership between the Forest Foundation and the British Council through its Crafting Futures global programme. It aims to strengthen the voices of local communities by highlighting their sustainable practices and vital role as artisans, thus growing forest resources and livelihood. Woven Networks is also supported by the National Museum of the Philippines.

The project advocates for more inclusive and gender-sensitive forest management by sparking exciting collaborations and knowledge-exchange between forest dependent craft communities and trusted intermediaries - designers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, leaders and the academe.

What are the Woven Networks Scoping Grants?

The Woven Networks Scoping Grants aim to initiate new collaborations and support projects that champion indigenous knowledge systems towards sustainable resource management and improved livelihood of craft communities.

The four-month grant is for proponents to conduct scoping and research activities within Forest Foundation's focal landscapes:

In order to:

  • identify relevant craft communities that rely on forest products
  • understand their challenges and ambitions
  • meet new partners and collaborators within the Philippines and United Kingdom
  • conduct related research and propose ways forward.

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