- Thursday, 11 October 2018
The Africa FCPF regional exchange workshop was organized by the Pan African climate justice Alliance (PACJA) in partnership with UNECA through the Pan African civil society Capacity Building project. The workshop was held back-to-back with the seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII). The workshop was aimed at facilitating regional exchange to encourage first-hand learning and sharing of experiences from civil society and forest dependent IPs engagement in REDD+ processes, and from the Capacity Building Project being implemented by PACJA and MPIDO.
The project under the Forest carbon partnership Facility aims at strengthening the knowledge of African Civil Societies, Local Communities and forest dependent Indigenous Peoples on REDD+. The beneficiaries of the project are forest dependent IPs, LCs and Southern CSO networks from the 18 FCPF eligible countries in Africa. REDD+ activities involve a high degree of consultation amongst various stakeholders, including civil society, Indigenous Peoples (IP), Local Communities (LCs) and private sector, among others, and the national REDD+ strategy must itself be rooted in a broad-based consultative process. The participation of civil society, IPs and LCs is, therefore, critical for REDD+, and requires deep understanding of the objectives of REDD+, the related risks and opportunities and their potential role in the process.
The workshop brought together over 50 participants drawn from all the 18 FCPF countries namely; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda. Other stakeholders such as key REDD+ focal points from selected countries, UNDP, JICA, GCF, local and international agencies were also invited to participate and share their experiences.
At the end of the one-day workshop, participants proposed the need for a robust regional platform for information exchange between Africa CSO and IPs networks. Other recommendations included: strengthening capacities for effective agreement of Forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Organizations in the REDD+ process at all levels. These recommendations were meant to inform the CCDA VI discussions.
- Monday, 17 September 2018
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The World Bank through the Forest Carbon Partnership facility (FCPF) is supporting PACJA in a two years project aimed at building the capacity of African Civil Society and Local Communities on REDD+.
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen the knowledge of targeted southern civil society organizations and local communities of REDD+ Readiness at the national level and knowledge exchange at the regional level.
- National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising
- Regional Exchange and Sharing of Lessons Learned
- Management, M&E and Reporting
The beneficiaries of the project are Southern Civil Society Organization networks from the 18 FCPF eligible countries in Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, who are eligible to participate in regional learning and exchange activities (activities funded under Component 2). Of the 18 countries, Southern CSOs and Local communities from eleven countries are eligible to participate in national-level capacity building, awareness raising and networking activities (under Component 1), namely Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Under this project, PACJA, the implementing agency, is focusing national level activities on five (5) Countries namely: Ethiopia (Institute for Sustainable development), Ivory Coast (Actions en faveur de l’Homme et de la Nature), Togo (Groupement E-D/ADCF), Mozambique (ORAM -Rural Association for Mutual Support), and Madagascar (Gasy Youth UP).
For feedback or grievances regarding the REDD+ project, kindly use the email addresses and phone numbers below:
Phone Number: 0711518181
Phone Number: 0711503070
Summary of the REDD+ Sub-projects
Please download summaries of REDD+ sub-projects in Togo, Madagascar, Mozambique, Togo, and Cote D’Ivoire using the links below:
Find out more about the status of implementation of the report by downloading the document below:
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