Reports & Analysis
Viet Nam Releases New REDD+ Reports on Phase 1 and Awareness Raising
In August, Viet Nam launched a lessons learned report reflecting on Phase 1, and another looking at best practices for effective REDD+ training and awareness raising.
The first study, entitled “Assessing the Effectiveness of Training and Awareness Raising Activities of the UN-REDD Programme in Viet Nam (2009-2011)”, was led by RECOFTC and closely coordinated with the UN-REDD Viet Nam National Programme. This study assesses the effectiveness of the training and awareness raising (T&AR) activities implemented between October 2009 and December 2011.
The objective of the assessment is to review the effectiveness of the T&AR to guide Viet Nam's UN-REDD National Programme in its Phase 2 implementation, and inform other countries getting ready for REDD+.
The T&AR study highlights key successes, concerns and recommendations including the important progress made in raising general awareness and a thorough “Free Prior, and Informed Consent” process, which was successfully completed in Viet Nam in 2010.
The second study entitled, “Lessons Learned Viet Nam UN-REDD Programme, Phase 1” gathers the experience of important lessons generated during Phase 1 of Viet Nam's UN-REDD Programme. The objective of this review is to collect and analyze internal and external lessons learned during the first two years of the Programme, and provide recommendations to the design of Phase 2 of in Viet Nam, as well as in other UN-REDD Programme and REDD+ country programmes around the world.
This report includes feedback from different stakeholders, through face-to-face interviews. Many of these stakeholders expressed a widespread appreciation of the inclusive nature of REDD+ discussions but also some persistent misunderstandings about the nature of REDD+, its likely benefits, and its limitations.
The report organizes lessons into nine categories, representing distinct activity areas and aspects of Viet Nam's UN-REDD National Programme as well as using a simple hierarchy to indicate how well each lesson has been learned and incorporated into the development of stakeholders’ activities and knowledge.