Assessment of REDD+ Training Needs and Supply in Six Countries in the Africa and Asia Pacific Region



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REDD+ capacity building is fundamental to achieving REDD+ readiness, recognized as a priority area by the UNFCCC since COP 13 in 2007. There is little data, however, that describe the type of capacity building and the number of people that are reached with these initiatives in REDD+ countries. The lack of information makes it difficult to determine where additional investments in capacity building are needed.

These reports are part of a multi-country assessment of REDD+ capacity building initiatives that were implemented in Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea (PNG) between September 2010 and June 2012. It was funded with a grant from the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) to the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity (AGRC), which is a partnership between 16 organizations, including RECOFTC, that are committed to enhancing the quality and availability of training on REDD+ worldwide. The studies on REDD+ training in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea were led by RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests.

These reports are intended to assist the organizations that fund and conduct capacity building for REDD+ to more efficiently target their efforts. The reports describe training supply in the country, and the perceptions of key actors engaged in the REDD+ process about the priority capacity building needs. Overall this study reveals that though REDD+ training has achieved much during its limited lifespan, the bulk of the workload remains on the horizon.