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Joint FCPF/UN-REDD Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines now open for public comment

In order to best serve developing countries preparing to undertake REDD+, the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank-hosted Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) have collaborated to develop joint Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness with a Focus on the Participation of Indigenous Peoples and Other Forest-Dependent Communities.

This document incorporates all substantive guidance from the UN-REDD Programme’s Operational Guidance: Engagement of IPs and Other Forest Dependent Communities as well as including guidance from the FCPF’s Guidance Note on National Consultation and Participation for REDD.

The intent of this work is to harmonize procedures and guidance material as much as possible between the UN-REDD Programme and FCPF in order to make operationalizing REDD+ actions in countries where both programmes are active a more efficient and unified process.

This version of the harmonized Guidelines is a working draft that is now open for public comment. It and can be accessed in English, French and Spanish here. All comments should be sent to Haddy Sey, FCPF: hsey@worldbank.org and Gaya Sriskanthan, UN-REDD Programme: gayathri.sriskanthan@undpaffiliates.org, before 1 July.