Ensuring the Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Global and National REDD Processes

Initiative

Summary

This project is funded by NORAD and coordinated by Tebtebba (Indigeous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education). In Vietnam, the project partner is the Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA). CERDA undertook research analysing the issues that directly affect ethnic communities and minority peoples and their forests during the implementation of REDD+. 

The research had 5 objectives: 1) To gather and present data on the drivers of deforestation; and existing national laws and policies on forests, land tenure, indigenous peoples and their rights, climate change and REDD; 2) To present and analyse the processes and mechanisms of designing in the piloting phase, implementing, monitoring and evaluating REDD and private stakeholders programs, activities and initiatives that directly affect indigenous peoples and their forests; 3) To identify issues and challenges in REDD programmes that affect indigenous peoples and their rights; 4) To identify the various actions and responses to these issues and challenges and to demonstrate how these are undertaken, and; 5)To offer/provide recommendations on how to address these issues and challenges that affects the forests and the indigenous peoples. 

The outcomes of the research can be found in the attached report