Grassroots facilitators as agents of change for promoting sustainable forest management: Lessons learned from REDD+ capacity development in Asia

November 2016


This journal article discusses the importance of empowering grassroots community to facilitate the sharing of climate change and REDD+ related information, knowledge and policies discussed at the national, regional and global level to local stakeholders. Sharing lessons learned from RECOFTC's Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ project activities implemented in five focal countries (Indonesia, La PDR, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam), RECOFTC highlights a number of issues and concerns in REDD+ interventions and key elements in grassroots capacity development that foster participation, and inclusion and partnership to ensure effective REDD+ implementation. 

This article was originally published in Unasylva (2016), an international journal on forestry of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and can be accessed at this link.