25 January, 2020

Customary Tenure Systems and REDD+: Ensuring Benefits for Indigenous Peoples

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This publication is a knowledge product arising from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia Regions Project, with Tebtebba Foundation as the Recipient. The 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.



Synthesis (by Wilfredo V. Alangui)

Fiji: Navigating a Dual Tenure System and REDD+ (by Akanisi Sobusobu Tarabe)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Study Design
  • The Context: Fiji
  • State Laws and Policies on Land and Forest Tenure Systems
  • International Laws and Implications on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Experience with REDD+
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

Nepal: Customary Resource Management a Foundation for REDD+ (by Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa PhD, Arun Rai, Pemba Thile Sherpa)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Study
  • Indigenous Peoples and Concept of Customary Tenure
  • International Legal Framework
  • National Legal Policy Framework
  • Customary Tenure System and REDD+
  • REDD+ Institutional Structure from Central to Local Level
  • Customary Tenure Systems in Chitwan and Bardiya
  • Indigenous Women and Customary Tenure System
  • Indigenous Peoples and REDD+ Implementation
  • Assertion of Customary Tenure Rights through REDD+
  • Summary of Key Findings and Conclusion
  • Recommendations

Vietnam: Customary Tenure Rights and REDD+ Potential to Promote Legal Recognition (by James Israel Alim, Vu Thi Hien, Ho Thanh Thuy, Hoang My Lien)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Research Methodology
  • National Legal Framework on Land and Forest Administration
  • Laws and Policies Impacting Customary Tenure Systems
  • Customary Tenure Systems of Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen and Thanh Hoa
  • Ethnic Women and Customary Tenure System
  • Customary Tenure Systems and REDD+ Implementation
  • Summary of Key Findings
  • Recommendations

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