Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+

Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+

Training and Capacity Building of Forest Sector Grassroots Stakeholders for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in Asia and the Pacific.

The international debate around REDD+ has generated vast amounts of information in a short time. So far, most discussions have involved policy makers, international organizations, and academics. Rarely has clear, thorough, and relevant information about the initiative reached forest stakeholders at the local level.  

Fast Facts

Phase I: August 2009 - July 2010
Phase II: August 2010 - July 2013

Phase III: August 2013 - December 2015

Focal Countries: Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam

Donors: Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation (Norad)

Grassroots forest stakeholders deserve to have a say in decisions that may affect their relationship with forests, their homes, and their livelihoods. These stakeholders include:

  • Forest-dependent households,
  • Local forest managers,
  • Local government and forestry officials,
  • Civil society groups that work on forest management, and
  • Non-government organizations (NGOs).

Because of their sheer numbers in forests, local communities and indigenous peoples will play a vital role in the success or failure of REDD+ projects. People whose livelihoods are most closely linked to forest resources often have the greatest direct interest in the welfare of forests.

To be able to participate with their full potential in the planning and implementation of REDD+ projects, these stakeholders must have full, clear, and culturally appropriate information about REDD+ processes. Through this project, RECOFTC identifies their knowledge gaps and thoroughly and effectively shares vital information.


Grassroots concerns and issues

Grassroots concerns and issues publications

Since 2009, the Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia project has been actively working with grassrots stakeholders in five countries in the region - Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam. Applying equitable and inclusive...

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