Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Programme (Vietnam)

Initiative

Summary

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) assists developing countries in their efforts to prepare for REDD+. The FCPF has created a framework and processes for REDD+ readiness, such as by developing reference scenarios, adopting a REDD+ strategy, designing monitoring systems and setting up REDD+ national management arrangements, in ways that are inclusive of the key national stakeholders.

Vietnam was one of the first countries to receive approval of its Readiness Plan Idea Note (R-PIN) under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) initiative. Funds received through the FCPF are supporting REDD readiness activities, such as the development of an effective MRV system, technical and institutional capacity building and stakeholder management.

Preparation for Vietnam’s R-PP (Readiness Preparation Proposal) started in October, 2009, with the final proposal submitted in 2011. The R-PP requested a readiness preparation grant of $3,619,000, which became active in November, 2012.  

Stakeholder engagement and participation

Stakeholder consultation has been carried out in close collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme for Vietnam. The National REDD Network and the Vietnam Environment Forum are good platforms for the consultation process. The R-PP (Readiness Preparation Proposal) highlights the importance of an evolving stakeholder consultation process, with participation through all steps of REDD+ implementation. In preparation of the National REDD+ Programme and the R-PP, numerous NGOs and universities have been encouraged to carry out stakeholder consultation activities at both central and local levels. Vietnam is a pioneer country on piloting concepts for the achievement of the principles of “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (FPIC).