Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)-Capacity building on REDD+ for civil society organizations and local communities in East Asia and the Pacific region
Starting Date: August 2017
Ending Date: June 2020
Location: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Vietnam
Donor(s): The World Bank
Implementation Partner(s): NA
As the regional intermediary of the World Bank, ANSAB implemented the FCPF-Capacity Building on REDD+ for civil society organizations and local communities in East Pacific region. The project was financed by the World Bank through Small Recipient Executed Trust Fund (RETF) grant, and its beneficiaries through regional activities are CSOs and LCs in 11 FCPF countries, namely Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Of them, four FCPF countries, namely Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Vietnam, were eligible for in-country level capacity building activities through sub-projects. However, ANSAB received eligible proposals from CSOs of only two countries, namely Vietnam and Fiji to implement country level capacity building activities.
The project development objectives (PDO) were to strengthen: (i) the knowledge of targeted southern CSOs and LCs on REDD+ Readiness at the national level; and (ii) knowledge exchange at the regional level. Specifically, the project aimed to achieve the following outcomes:
National level capacity building activities on REDD+ undertaken by CSOs and LCs in FCPF countries in East Asia and Pacific have resulted to strengthened communities and effective engagement with governments at local and national levels; and
Knowledge products on REDD+ have been developed and disseminated, and knowledge-sharing activities undertaken and shared with CSOs, LCs, governments and other stakeholders in East Asia and Pacific.
Over 2,000 individuals from Vietnam and Fiji consisting of about 60% of female members were capacitated through in-country activities for their knowledge on REDD+ and relevant issues for their engagement with governments at local and national levels. In-country activities were carried out through sub-projects by Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) and Center for People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in Vietnam, and Grace Trifam Ministry (GTM) in Fiji. Along the course, 11 national knowledge exchange products, comprising of training manuals, guidelines, policy recommendations, community posters and video documentaries, were developed and disseminated to the local communities in appropr iate language, and four meetings were held between the CSO and LC representatives with the national, REDD+ decision making entities in the two countries.