2014 was a challenging year for Malaysia which experienced two airline tragedies and the worst flooding to hit the country in decades. The Philippines also had its share of flooding and a serious blow to a landmark peace agreement with Moslem rebels. Cambodia continued its reforms amidst a rapidly shifting climate of politics and economics. Both India and Indonesia went through a change in governments resulting in new policies that have a bearing on the advocacies of non-government organizations. But in spite of all these challenges, NTFP-EP continued to work with its partners in strengthening the capacity of forest-based communities.