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The Regional Dialogue for IPs and Southern CSOs on REDD+ -Africa conference in Nairobi has recognised the need for women to be actively involved in climate change mitigation as well as adaptation. More than 100 participants attending the workshop are sharing and reviewing the achievements made in the World Bank funded Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) project on REDD+. They are also sharing challenges and opportunities as the project nears end.

The workshop is done courtesy of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO).

Speaking during the opening session of the workshop in Nairobi, the MPIDO Executive Director Joseph Ole Simel, said women were closest to the forests and could help conserve them further. He said climate change crisis had caused a lot of conflict in Africa.

PACJA Executive Director Mithika Mwenda urged the Kenyan Government to join in the climate crisis adaptation by sponsoring capacity building and empowering communities to engage in forest conservation. Women, he said, were very key in ensuring action, and not just capacity building, was realised in the grassroots.

 

The event ends tomorrow.

PARTNERSHIPS KEY IN TACKLING CLIMATE CRISIS THROUGH REDD+

Honourable Keriako Tobiko, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Environment and Forestry, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, the representatives of World Bank, our partners from different parts of the world, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning.

I take this opportunity to thank you all for coming to evaluate the work done so far on the FCPF Project, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) was honoured to implement in Africa.

I thank the FCPF and World Bank for the work done over so many years, especially since 2008 when the FCPF facility was launched. I would also wish to thank government representatives attending this workshop for the commendable work you are doing in your respective countries to ensure that REDD+ goals are delivered; but most importantly special thanks go to the CSOs and Indigenous People (IPs) represented here for your undying efforts in building the capacity of our communities. The mission to protect our forests is urgent, because we all know that forest destruction and degradation continues at an alarming rate, to the detriment of the climate, to the detriment of biodiversity, to the detriment of the people who depend on forests for their livelihoods, and ultimately to the detriment of humankind.

While recognising the importance of addressing the potential role of forests in the context of climate change mitigation, we have to acknowledge the complexity of the related issues, given, on the one hand, the multiple drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and on the other, the potential multiple benefits that can result from well-designed actions.

It is evident that resources are urgently needed for capacity-building, technology transfer, strengthening governance, and enforcement and demonstration activities to prepare developing countries to take effective actions to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This is the role that FCPF, through World Bank, has endeavored to achieve in the last one decade and through this facility, a considerable number of milestones have been attained.

In this regard, the REDD+ Partnership constitutes a promising step on the road to a comprehensive, long-term response to how forests in developing countries can contribute to a global climate change solution, as well as to biodiversity conservation.

Developing countries’ capacities need to be strengthened, both in terms of strategy planning and in terms of institutions, while promoting the ownership and long-term plans and policies. It is critical that these ongoing and planned efforts are carefully documented to ensure they will assist in developing solid long-term approaches to REDD+. 

PACJA and Manyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) are the current recipient Organisations/World Bank Intermediaries for Pan African FCPF Capacity Building Programme on REDD+ for CSOs and Forest-dependent IPs supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) through World Bank. The project is geared towards strengthening the knowledge of African Civil Societies, Local Communities and forest dependent Indigenous Peoples from 18 FCPF Countries in order to facilitate their active engagement and meaningful participation in the national REDD+ Processes.

The CBP is coming to its set closing date in December 2019 in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions, and in June 2020 in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. There have been significant results achieved under this program, which were not only demonstrated in increased awareness of the IPs and CSOs to REDD+, climate change and preparation of national Emission Reduction Programs (ERPs) but also in their higher visibility and participation in various country level dialogues.

We are delighted as an organization to have been part of this momentous journey and it is our sincere hope that this journey will not come to a halt. We believe that we are only scratching the surface and that there is much more to be done.

I call upon everyone to participate actively in the workshop and we hope that by the end of the next three days.

 

Thank you.

 

Mithika Mwenda

Executive Director, PACJA.

 

Regional Dialogue for IPs and Southern CSOs on REDD+ -Africa

The Ministry of Environment has promised support for all the work by CSOs and indigenous people geared towards enriching the environment. Speaking today when he opened the Regional Dialogue for Indigenous Peoples and Southern CSOs, Kenyan Forestry and Environment Minister Keriako Tobiko praised the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Executive Director Mithika Mwenda and encouraged him to continue fighting climate change effects through many fronts, including by working with the Government.

And to mark the importance of the event, the CS took participants of the event to Karura Forest in Nairobi, where they planted trees and encouraged everyone to do the same. He said the climate crisis affected the most vulnerable people more and asked that the nations responsible for the highest amounts of carbon emissions fund projects that can help tackle global warming.

The minister also encouraged CSOs to get out of conference rooms and follow up with people whose capacity they built to ensure more is achieved.

Speaking at the event attended by more than 100 representatives of over 18 African Governments and Civil Society Organisations, other CSOs from Asia Pacific and South America, Mithika thanked World Bank for funding the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Capacity Building Programme that has seen many get insight on better use of the forests to reduce carbon emissions.

“I thank the FCPF and World Bank for the work done over so many years, especially since 2008 when the FCPF facility was launched. I would also wish to thank government representatives attending this workshop for the commendable work you are doing in your respective countries to ensure that REDD+ goals are delivered; but most importantly special thanks go to the CSOs and Indigenous People (IPs) represented here for your undying efforts in building the capacity of our communities. The mission to protect our forests is urgent, because we all know that forest destruction and degradation continues at an alarming rate, to the detriment of the climate, to the detriment of biodiversity, to the detriment of the people who depend on forests for their livelihoods, and ultimately to the detriment of humankind,” said Mithika.

In the event facilitated by PACJA’s Chair of Technical and Political Affairs Augustin Njamnshi, from Cameroon, Mithika called for support from stakeholders and more partnership to ease the burden and “tackle the climate crisis enemy” faster. “The REDD+ Partnership constitutes a promising step on the road to a comprehensive, long-term response to how forests in developing countries can contribute to a global climate change solution, as well as to biodiversity conservation.

“It is evident that resources are urgently needed for capacity building, technology transfer, strengthening governance, and enforcement and demonstration activities to prepare developing countries to take effective actions to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This is the role that FCPF, through World Bank, has endeavored to achieve in the last one decade and through this facility, a considerable number of milestones have been attained,” he said.

The FCPF project is focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries, activities commonly referred to as REDD+.

PACJA and MPIDO are the current recipient Organisations/World Bank Intermediaries for Pan African FCPF Capacity Building Programme on REDD+ for CSOs and Forest-dependent IPs supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) through World Bank.

Also at the event was World Bank’s Nicholas Soikan, who thanked PACJA and Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) for implementing the project, but added that the work had just begun, and its success would be measured by the actual work done by those who have been trained.

MPIDO’s Director Joseph Ole Simel said it was important that women were incorporated in the climate change fight. He also called on Governments to mitigate climate change to reduce conflicts instigated by the crisis.

“The Kenyan Government’s programme to restore Mau should be followed to the end, for us to achieve the 10 per cent forest cover as quickly as possible. This is why everyone’s participation is important,” he said.

“Developing countries’ capacities need to be strengthened, both in terms of strategy planning and in terms of institutions, while promoting the ownership and long-term plans and policies. It is critical that these ongoing and planned efforts are carefully documented to ensure they will assist in developing solid long-term approaches to REDD+,” Mithika added.

The FCPF project is geared towards strengthening the knowledge of African Civil Societies, Local Communities and forest dependent Indigenous Peoples from 18 FCPF Countries in order to facilitate their active engagement and meaningful participation in the national REDD+ Processes.

The CBP is coming to its set closing date in December 2019 in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions, and in June 2020 in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. There have been significant results achieved under this program, which were not only demonstrated in increased awareness of the IPs and CSOs to REDD+, climate change and preparation of national Emission Reduction Programs (ERPs) but also in their higher visibility and participation in various country level dialogues.

 

Introduction and Background

 The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society organisations, and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) focused on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (activities commonly referred to as REDD+).

The FCPF Capacity Building Programme (CBP) is aimed at providing forest-dependent indigenous peoples (IPs), southern civil society organizations (CSOs) and local communities with information, knowledge and awareness on REDD+ to enhance their understanding of key principles and processes, and by extension their capability to engage more meaningfully in the implementation of REDD+ related activities and programs.

There have been two phases of the CBP since 2009. In Phase 2, which included additional financing to the regional projects, three IPs organisations (IPOs) and three CSOs have been empowered to distribute financial and technical support to selected CSOs and IPOs from FCPF countries in three regions: Asia and the Pacific; Latin American and the Caribbean; and sub-Saharan Africa. In Africa, another IPO was added under the additional financing to separately support IPOs in Central African countries. 

The CBP is coming to its set closing date in December 2019 in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions, and June 2020 in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. There have been significant achievements under this programme, and which were not only demonstrated in increased awareness of the IPs and CSOs to REDD+, climate change and preparation of national Emission Reduction Programmes (ERPs) but also in their higher visibility and participation in various country level dialogues. In addition, discussions are ongoing on potential sources of further financing to the CBP programme, with focus on promoting the REDD+ agenda in Carbon Finance countries. This calls for a regional dialogue on lessons learned and best practices from the CBP, and consultations between the FCPF Fund Management Team (FMT) and FCPF country participants in each of the three regions on possible future support.

Objectives

The objectives of the Regional Dialogues and Consultations are: (a) to share consolidated results and lessons learned from the grassroots level in building the capacity of IPs, southern CSOs and local communities engaged in REDD+ strategies and programmes within a given region, and (b), to provide the FMT and relevant donors with a consultative platform for learning about further REDD+-related capacity needs in the regions. These Dialogues and Consultations are to be organised based on “regional summaries” prepared by the intermediary organisations under the guidance of the FMT (also to be presented during the events as presentations and reports). The main findings of the Dialogues and Consultations will be channeled to the FCPF PC28 meeting in support of discussing further contributions to forest-dependent IPs, southern CSOs and local communities, and used by the World Bank team to prepare any necessary documents for World Bank’s management’s consideration. The key deliverables of the dialogue would be a summary of key lessons learned and best practices at the regional level, and recommendation for further support’s focus and actions.

 

Expected Outcomes

  • Regionally agreed key lessons learned from the CBP
  • Regionally agreed recommendations on future REDD+ capacity building actions for forest-dependent IPs and southern CSOs and local communities in Africa
  • Strengthened IPs and CSO networks within the region

Expected outputs

  • Regional summaries for IPs and CSOs, and local communities (2 per region)
  • A report summarising discussions and conclusions on lessons learned and recommendations
  • Countries’ presentations
  • Input for individual projects’ completion reports; a global FCPF forum to be organised by the World Bank/FMT; and a scoping study to be carried out by the World Bank, which examines the experiences of IPs and CSOs in all three regions during the implementation of the CBP and how they relate to REDD+ implementation. The study will subsequently feed into a final global CBP report and strategy for 2020-2025 and will also be utilised for creating knowledge products on CBP impact and next steps.

 

 

 

 

Dialogue et consultations régionaux pour les PA et les OSC du Sud - Afrique

Safari Park Hotel - 17 au 19 juillet 2019

Note conceptuelle ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

Introduction et contexte

Le Fonds de Partenariat pour le Carbone Forestier (FCPF) est un partenariat mondial regroupant des gouvernements, des entreprises, la société civile et les peuples autochtones (Les PA) concentré sur la réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et à la dégradation des forêts, la conservation des stocks de carbone forestiers, la gestion durable des forêts et le renforcement des stocks de carbone forestiers dans les pays en développement (activités communément appelées REDD+). Le programme de renforcement des capacités du FCPF a pour objectif de fournir aux peuples autochtones dépendant des forêts, aux organisations de la société civile du Sud et aux communautés locales des informations, des connaissances et une sensibilisation à la REDD+ afin de les aider à mieux comprendre les principes et processus clés. Par extension, leur capacité à s’engager de manière plus significative dans la mise en œuvre d'activités et de programmes liés à la REDD+.

Le PRC s’est déroulé en deux phases à partir de 2009. La phase 2, qui comprenait un financement supplémentaire aux projets régionaux, trois organisations des PA (IPO) et trois OSC ont été habilitées à distribuer le soutien technique et financier à des organisations de la société civile et à des offices de propriété intellectuelle choisis dans des pays du FCPF de trois régions : Asie et Asie Pacifique ; Amérique latine et les Caraïbes ; et Afrique subsaharienne. En Afrique, une autre introduction en bourse a été ajoutée dans le cadre du financement supplémentaire destiné à soutenir séparément les offices de propriété intellectuelle des pays d’Afrique centrale.

 

Le PRC arrive à sa date de clôture prévue en décembre 2019 dans les régions d’Asie-Pacifique et Afrique, et en juin 2020 dans la région d’Amérique latine et Caraïbes. Des résultats significatifs ont été réalisées dans le cadre de ce programme, qui se sont non seulement traduits par une sensibilisation accrue des PA et des OSC à REDD+, le changement climatique et la préparation des programmes nationaux de réduction des émissions (ERP), mais aussi dans leur mise en œuvre, la visibilité et la participation accrues aux différents dialogues au niveau des pays. De plus, des discussions sont en cours sur les sources potentielles de financement ultérieur du programme PRC en mettant l'accent sur la promotion du programme REDD+ dans les pays de la finance carbone. Cela appelle un dialogue régional sur les leçons apprises et les meilleures pratiques de PRC, et des consultations entre l’équipe de gestion de fonds du FCPF (FMT) et les pays du FCPF participants dans chacune des trois régions sur un éventuel soutien futur.

Les objectifs

Les objectifs des dialogues et consultations régionaux sont les suivants : (a) partager les résultats consolidés et les enseignements tirés de la base en matière de renforcement des capacités des PA, des OSC du sud et des communautés locales engagées dans des stratégies et des programmes REDD+ dans une région donnée, et) de fournir à la FMT et aux donateurs concernés une plate-forme consultative pour se renseigner sur les futurs besoins en capacités liés à la REDD+ dans les régions. Ces dialogues et consultations doivent être organisés sur la base de « résumés régionaux » préparés par les organisations intermédiaires sous la direction de la FMT (à présenter également pendant les événements sous forme de présentations et de rapports). Les principales conclusions des dialogues et consultations seront communiquées à la réunion PC28 de la FCPF afin d’aider à discuter de nouvelles contributions aux initiatives en faveur des communautés qui dépendent des forêts.

 

Les PA, les OSC du sud et les communautés locales ont été utilisés par l’équipe de la Banque mondiale pour préparer tous les documents nécessaires à l’examen de la direction de la Banque. Les principaux résultats du dialogue consisteraient en un résumé des principales leçons apprises et des meilleures pratiques au niveau régional, ainsi que des recommandations visant l’attention et les actions supplémentaires.

 

Résultats attendus

  • Principalement convenu des leçons tirées du PRC
  • Recommandations acceptées au niveau régional sur les futures actions de renforcement des capacités REDD+ pour les PA dépendant des forêts et les OSC du Sud et les communautés locales en Afrique.
  • Réseaux des PA et OSC renforcés dans la région

 

Résultats attendus

  • Résumés régionaux pour les PA, les OSC et les communautés locales (2 par région)
  • Un rapport résumant les discussions et les conclusions sur les leçons apprises et les recommandations

Exposés des pays

  • contribution aux rapports d’achèvement des projets individuels ; un forum mondial du FCPF organisé par la Banque mondiale / FMT ; et une étude exploratoire à mener par la Banque mondiale, qui examinera les expériences des PA et des OSC des trois régions au cours de la mise en œuvre du PRC et leur lien avec la mise en œuvre de REDD+. L’étude sera ensuite intégrée au rapport final et à la stratégie mondiale du PRC pour la période 2020-2025 et sera également utilisée pour créer des produits de connaissance sur l’impact et les prochaines étapes du PRC.
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