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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 in March.


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.

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 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.

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.

 
In this issue

News

Stakeholders Endorse Sri Lanka's UN-REDD National Programme

Moving Ahead with Indonesia's REDD+ Participatory Governance Assessment

UN-REDD Hosts Global Workshops on FPIC and the Social and Environmental Risks and Benefits of REDD+
Reports & Analysis

New Asia Pacific Go-REDD+ Issue Examines Pro-poor Benefit Distribution in REDD+
Looking ahead

Paraguay Inception Workshop
14 March, 2012: Paraguay

UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Meeting
25-26 March, 2012: Asuncion, Paraguay

FCPF-UN-REDD Programme Joint Meeting
27 March, 2012: Asuncion, Paraguay
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