Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+
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.
Phase I: August 2009 - July 2010
Phase III: August 2013 - December 2015
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.
- October 2016This is the tenth and the last edition of the Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia newsletter as the project has concluded all its activities. In...
- April 2016This edition of the Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia newsletter shares news and activities from RECOFTC and partners in Indonesia, Lao PDR,...
Stories of change
- October 2016REDD+ scheme is primarily aimed at national governments and local forest managers to reduce emissions by conserving forests; at the same time, increasing...
Grassroots facilitators as agents of change for promoting sustainable forest management: Lessons learned from REDD+ capacity development in AsiaNovember 2016This journal article discusses the importance of empowering grassroots community to facilitate the sharing of climate change and REDD+ related information,...