Dien Bien REDD+ Pilot Project

Initiative

Summary

Launched in April 2012, the Dien Bien REDD+ Pilot Project is a cooperation between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Provincial People’s Committee of Dien Bien.

The project aims to build technical and institutional capacity for REDD+ implementation in Dien Bien province. The project aims to: i) formulate an action plan for REDD+ in pilot areas; ii) conduct training for key stakeholders; iii) review and modify the REL/RL by using available data and data from additional field biomass surveys; iv) modify the MRV system, including the incorporation of the monitoring of plans and measures; v) develop a performance monitoring system for different REDD+ activities; vi)design a safeguard information system; vii) estimate the potential benefits from the implementation of REDD+ activities; viii) explore sources of financial support for implementation and incentive payments, and; ix) modify the provincial Benefit Distribution system (BDS).

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