National REDD+ strategies are the anchors for national REDD+ processes. Building a robust and internationally-credible strategy is a paramount task for each country pursuing REDD+, given its cross-sectorial and transformative nature. Following the Latin American Exchange
held last August, the UN-REDD Programme is now convening a regional South South learning Exchange on "Developing National REDD+ Strategies
on 14-15 October in Nairobi, Kenya, with participants from 32 countries and organizations.
The goals of the exchange are to: identify possible key questions and essential building blocks of a national REDD+ strategy; identify key challenges and suggest approaches for building each component of the Strategy and for assembling them together, as well as to design a roadmap for doing so. The concept note and preliminary agenda for the exchange can be found here
A REDD+ Training Course on National Forest Monitoring Systems and Measurement, Reporting and Verification of carbon stocks will take place in Arusha, Tanzania
from 25 February to 1 March.
The National REDD+ Coordination team of Tanzania
will be visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) from 13-15 February, to better understand the basic elements and foundations of DRC’s National Forest Monitoring System and web portal. Tanzania is very interested in learning about DRC’s forest monitoring system, the approach used, the capacity needed for it, and also, approach to safeguards, the national projects’ registry, and experience in attracting private sector investment for REDD+.
A multiple-benefits mapping workshop took place in Morogoro, Tanzania
from 5-6 February. The workshop was organized by FAOTZ and UNEP-WCMC, under the project: Support Tanzania in the development of multiple benefits maps to inform REDD+ safeguards policies.
The REDD+ pilot projects in Tanzania have published a report about key questions and options regarding the sharing of REDD+ benefits.