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-- Kenya holds REDD+ Governance Workshop - 3-4 July
Kenya's Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, with support from UN-REDD and UNDP, is currently undertaking an initial assessment of governance capacities for REDD+, covering a number of issues, including corruption, carbon rights, benefit sharing arrangements, transparency and accountability measures. The output of this work will be a key information source for the Kenya REDD+ strategy and the implementation framework. A workshop to discuss preliminary findings of the studies is held 3-4 July 2013 in Nairobi.

REDD+ in Kenya is evolving as an attractive means to reduce forest sector carbon emissions. Its implementation will involve design and application of  appropriate forest management practices including enhanced forest sector governance .

As the policy frameworks to support its implementation evolve at the international level, a number of international initiatives are supporting developing country efforts to design, develop and apply strategies and programs ( REDD+ Readiness ) to reduce emissions and enhance carbon sink capacities of forest ecosystems.

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the UN-REDD Programme represent some of these efforts. Kenya is participating in both FCPF and UN-REDD Programme initiatives to implement its REDD+ readiness activities. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources coordinates the Readiness process in the country.

The Ministry, with support from UN-REDD and UNDP is currently undertaking an initial assessment of governance capacities for REDD+, covering a number of issues, including corruption, carbon rights, benefit sharing arrangements, transparency and accountability measures. The output of this work will be a key information source for the Kenya REDD+ strategy and the implementation framework.

The two-day workshop is scheduled for 3 and 4 July 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel starting at 9.00am.

The programme for the workshop will be shared in a short while here.