Stakeholders Endorse Sri Lanka's UN-REDD National Programme
Sri Lanka is now ready to submit
their REDD+ National Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) and request for
approval and funding to the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting
More than 40 participants, representing a wide range of stakeholders,
attended the Sri Lanka National Readiness Preparation Proposal
(R-PP) Review Workshop last month. The objective of the workshop
was to review, discuss and agree on the design and submission
of the R-PP for Sri Lanka.
The participants, comprised of members of CSOs, academia, private
sector, national institutions, development partners and media,
were first presented with a brief overview of the R-PP framework,
progress made since the country received an invitation in July
2011 by the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat to prepare the R-PP,
and proposed management arrangements for the R-PP implementation.
This was followed by the focused group discussions on proposed
Outcomes, Outputs, Activities and management arrangements. The
workshop began with the opening remarks from the Secretary of
the Ministry of Environment, and the country representatives
of FAO and UNDP.
|Participants representing a wide range of stakeholders attended the Sri Lanka National Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) Review Workshop in January.
Credit: Matieu Henry
The workshop participants suggested several amendments and
agreed on outcomes, outputs and activity levels in the final
draft. On this basis, the participants at the end of workshop
unanimously endorsed the proposed R-PP for submission to the
eighth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting, happening in
Asuncion, Paraguay 25-26 March, 2012.
In an effort to streamline submission processes for countries,
the UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
(FCPF) developed a fully harmonized template in 2011 that countries
can use to present to both organizations for approval and funding.
Sri Lanka will be the first UN-REDD Programme partner country
to submit its proposal using this newly harmonized R-PP template.