22 July, 2017

FCPF Capacity Building Report (Phase One)

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For almost a decade now, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has been supporting efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), in the global fight against climate change. A key component of this work has been to ensure the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples (IPs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in REDD+ activities. One of the most successful FCPF initiatives on this front has been its Capacity Building Program for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Southern Civil Society Organizations.Since 2009, the Capacity Building Program (CBP) has helped dozens of projects engage with local communities across Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. The aim has been to provide forest-dependent IPs, other forest dwellers (OFDs) and southern civil society organizations with information, knowledge and awareness to enhance their understanding of REDD+, and by extension their ability to engage more meaningfully in the implementation of REDD+ readiness activities. With $1.9 million in funding for 27 projects, Phase 1 of the CBP
 
wrapped up in June 2016. The second phase began in July 2016 and will end June 30, 2018. This report presents the results of activities implemented under the first phase of the CBP, which supported seven projects in Africa, six in Asia Pacific and 14 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Based on reports from participating organizations of the CBP, this report highlights key examples that illustrate how the Program’s objectives were met.
 
Innovative CBP projects helped to enhance the understanding of climate change and REDD+ among forest-dependent IPs, OFDs, and southern CSOs, and improve their participation in the preparation of REDD+ strategies, and in the implementation of REDD+ programs. CBP projects also sought to enhance the participation of IPs and local communities in international discussions on the role of REDD+ in climate change mitigation. This work brought about a greater awareness and understanding of the views of forest-dependent IPs, OFDs and southern CSOs related to REDD+ and the FCPF.
 
 

Tebtebba and RSC select 6 proposals for consideration; Approves four

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We would like to extend our appreciation to all those who sent their applications to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest Dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia Regions Project.  Based on the prioritization ratings of three (3) Regional Steering Committee Members (RSC), the top six (6) sub-project proposals were considered taking into account geographic distribution.  

These 6 proposals were further reviewed by Tebtebba, which provided comments to improve/strengthen the sub-project proposals.  

Tebtebba also did due diligence on the proposing organizations based on the eligibility criteria.  

To date, four proposals were approved for funding of which 2 are waiting required government clearance:

  1. "Building Capacity for Fiji’s Forest Dependent Indigenous Men and Women to Actively Participate in the Fiji REDD+ Readiness Program” by Soqosoqo Vakamarama I Taukei Trust Board, Fiji;
  2. "Capacity Building on REDD+ readiness for Forest Dependent communities-Buli, Zhemgang” proposed by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), Bhutan
  3. "Building for REDD+ in Rural Bhutan” from Tarayana Foundation, Bhutan; and
  4. "Capacity building for the ethnic communities to be ready to actively participate in REDD+ area as an independent stakeholder through their legal entities” from the Hoa Binh Cooperative for Agro-Forestry and Environment, Vietnam

The proposal from the Papua New Guinea Eco-Forestry Forum is undergoing revision and a new entity in Vanuatu has just been identified to submit a project proposal.  

Tebtebba thanks organizations and institutions who have submitted sub-project proposals in this capacity building project.

13 July 2017

 

FCPF Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia Region (SAR)

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FCPF Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia Region (SAR), 19 - 20 December 2016, Baguio City, Philippines

20 December 2016 (Baguio City, Philippines) - Tebtebba and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank launches the FCPF Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia Region (SAR).

The capacity building project aims to strengthen: (i) the knowledge of targeted forest-dependent indigenous peoples on REDD+ Readiness at the national level and (ii) knowledge exchange at the regional level. 

The project's duration will be from October 2016 - October 2018 and will have 3 components, among which are the following: 

  1. National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising to support capacity building and awareness raising activities of forest-dependent IP communities and of national or local organizations representing Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples, to enable them to engage government and other stakeholders involved in REDD+ processes. 
  2. Regional Exchange and Sharing of Lessons Learned to finance activities that aim to document and publicize program activities with a view to highlighting good practices and lessons learned. Activities to be supported will include a dissemination and awareness workshop as well as the publication of written and audio-visual materials.

Tebtebba is the recipient of the project for the East Asia and Pacific and South Asia regions.

 

The project documents are as follows:

PROJECT PAPER ON A SMALL RECIPIENT EXECUTED TRUST FUND (RETF) GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF US$ 0.49 MILLION TO THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (TEBTEBBA) FOR A FOREST CARBON PARTNERSHIP FACILITY CAPACITY BUILDING ON REDD+ FOR FOREST-DEPENDENT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC AND SOUTH ASIA REGIONS PROJECT (P153585)

 

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