Grassroots Capacity Building Program for REDD+ in the Asia-Pacific Region
This is the annual progress report highlighting key achievements and challenges of the “Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+” project in the Asia-Pacific region from August 2010 to July 2011. Phase I of the project (August 2009 to July 2010), included activities in Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Nepal. Vietnam was added as a fourth project country for Phase II, running from August 2010 until July 2013. Countries were selected based on their prioritization under the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Program as well as their status as United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (UN-REDD) pilot countries.Project implementation is coordinated by a regional team consisting of a Project Coordinator, Project Assistant, and Technical Taskforce based in RECOFTC’s headquarters in Bangkok. At the national level, the project is implemented by a national coordinator and an in-country partner organization and collaborative organizations. In addition, the project has established links with the climate change working groups of each national government.