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South-South Exchange on REDD+ Governance Sets Up Unique Community of Practice

The UN-REDD Programme recently supported the first South-South Exchange on Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) for REDD+ which established a community of practice in Asia-Pacific to strengthen REDD+ governance efforts.

Representatives from more than 10 countries met in Indonesia on 17-18 April in Bogor, Indonesia to discuss governance assessments for REDD+. Practitioners from the PGA pilot countries Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria and Vietnam shared their experiences and early lessons learned of conducting a PGA with governance experts and other countries interested in conducting an assessment in the future.

Discussions covered three central questions of the PGA for REDD+ approach: i) what to measure; ii) how to measure it; and iii) what to do with the data collected. Country ownership of the PGA processes, through the participation of both government and civil society, emerged as key to ensure the sustainability of an assessment process, as well as policy uptake and reform.

Participants also suggested practical ways to organize the PGA for the REDD+ community of practice and encourage knowledge and experience sharing, such as a database of practitioners and regular annual meetings.

The meeting was also an opportunity to present already existing tools and approaches offered by the agencies of the UN-REDD Programme which can help REDD+ countries address governance issues identified through the PGA processes. Relevant tools and approaches include Institutional Context Analysis, Legislative and Parliamentary Support for REDD+, as well as available UN-REDD Programme publications and guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent.

The report of the South-South knowledge exchange of the PGA for REDD+ initiative can be found here.




In this issue


Unprecedented Cooperation Established on Anti-Corruption for REDD+ in Africa

South-South Exchange on REDD+ Governance Sets Up Unique Community of Practice

Update on UN-REDD's Work with Indigenous Peoples

Vacancy Announcement for UN-REDD Secretariat
Features & Commentary

Mexico Adopts Landmark REDD+ Legal Reforms
By: Francesca Felicani Robles, Andrés Avila Akerberg and Chris Stephens
Reports & Analysis

Committee on World Food Security Launches Groundbreaking Guidelines on Land Tenure

New Go-REDD+ Issue Explores Anti-Corruption Efforts in Forest Sector

Looking ahead

GEF Council 42
11-14 June, 2012: Washington, D.C, USA

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
20-22 June, 2012: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Participants Committee meeting
27-29 June, 2012: Santa Marta, Colombia

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