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The 2015 Global Joint FCPF/UN-REDD Programme Knowledge Exchange Day took place Sunday, 8 November 2015, from 9:00-17:30, in San Jose, Costa Rica and brought together approximately 100 representatives of developing countries, indigenous peoples, civil society organizations and developed countries to share and gather REDD+ related knowledge and experiences. The day was designed to be country-led and country-needs based to facilitate South-South knowledge sharing. Each session began with a short country presentation on the session's topic, followed by a round-table style dialogue open to all participants. Each session was moderated by a country to facilitate broad participation in the dialogue/discussion process.

This year, all sessions were webcast and archived on the UN-REDD Programme YouTube channel to make the knowledge shared available to wider audiences around the globe. Individual session videos will be subsequently produced with French, English and Spanish subtitles. Current audio is in the original language of each speaker. 

ACCESS THE WEBCAST HERE

 

Agenda

Please download the  day's Agenda here in English, French and Spanish.

 

Agenda

07:30-8:45

Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00

Registration – please visit registration table outside of the Cocoris meeting room to sign in and receive your event badge

9:00-10:30

Two parallel roundtable knowledge exchange dialogues (90 mins)

Session 1: Early lessons learned from engaging the private sector in REDD+

Early lessons learned from emerging public-private partnerships around deforestation-free commodity supply chains will be shared. Opportunities and challenges will also be shared in the dialogue between public and private stakeholders, steps from corporate commitments to local action, and recommendations for the way forward. The discussion will also highlight: (i) opportunities to use available climate-finance to leverage larger private investments that can support REDD+ objectives, (ii) key challenges encountered in operationalizing private sector engagement in REDD+ programmes, and  (iii) concrete next steps for emerging partnerships.

 

PresentersMaureen Ballestero Vargas, Costa Rica; Yaw Kwakye, Ghana

ModeratorLexine Hansen, USAID

 

Session 2: Progress and challenges on forest reference levels for UNFCCC

Progress made in Forest Reference Level preparation, submission and the technical assessment will be shared by countries, highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities to overcome these. Expected improvements and how the UN-REDD Programme is supporting countries will be discussed. Finally, future challenges and the potential role of the UN-REDD Programme in supporting countries to report results which are consistent with the FRL will be discussed.

 

PresentersDiana Vargas, Colombia; Carolina Rosero, Ecuador; Ana Karla, Mexico

Moderator: Diana Vargas, Colombia

 

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break (30 mins)

 

11:00-12:30

Two parallel roundtable knowledge exchange dialogues (90 mins)

Session 3: Carbon stock assessments and monitoring in indigenous territories in Latin America

This session would provide the floor to indigenous peoples groups in Latin America to present and discuss their achievements in measuring carbon stocks in their territories. Examples will be presented by COICA and AMPB on the Amazon Region and by OJEWP on indigenous Emberá/Wounaan territories in Panama. The session will highlight the importance of indigenous territories for forest carbon stocks and also discuss new financing initiatives such as the Fondo Indígena Amazónica.

 

Presenters: 

Lupita Omi, OJEWP; Cándido Mezúa, AMPB; Edwin Vasquez Campos, COICA

 

Moderator: Chris Meyer, EDF

 

Session 4: Country experiences in the development and prioritization of REDD+ Policies and Measures

Countries will share their experiences in prioritizing polices and measures (PAMs) that address the direct and indirect drivers of deforestation, as part of their National Strategy/Action Plan. The financial and operational planning for PAMs implementation, as part of the national policy framework will also be covered. Challenges related to the financing and implementation of these PAMs will also be discussed.

 

Presenters: Anura Sathurusinghe, Sri Lanka; Patricia Serrano, Ecuador

Moderator: Gustavo Suárez de Freitas, Peru

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch (60 min)

13:30-15:30

Two parallel in-depth round table knowledge exchange dialogues  (2 hours)

Session 5: Synergies on land-use/REDD+ in countries’ INDCs submitted to the UNFCCC and national strategy documents and REDD+ programmes.

This session will explore how land use has been covered in INDCs submitted by REDD+ countries. A short introduction on Lima guidance on INDCs will be followed by the sharing of findings from a comparative review of forest targets and accounting approaches in INDCs compared with REDD+ strategy documents and programmes. REDD+ countries will then exchange knowledge related to their  INDCs with a view to land use, including their experiences from the INDC processes, discuss potential gaps/mismatches in INDCs and REDD+ actions including lessons learned for the way forward. 

 

Presenters: Yaw Kwakye, Ghana; Tri Wahyudiyati, Indonesia; Osvaldo Quintanilla, Chile; Ricardo Ulate Chacón, Costa Rica; Pipa Elias, TNC

Moderator: Duncan Marsh, TNC

 

Session 6: Country Approaches to REDD+ safeguards, including REDD+ safeguard information systems

This session will cover two key topics: 

Country approach: Countries will share experiences and lessons learned related to country approaches to meeting UNFCCC and other REDD+ safeguard requirements, and which represent country experiences featured in a new global review of country approach to safeguards.

Designing a safeguards information system: Country experiences and perspectives will be shared that have informed practical design considerations of safeguards information systems (SISs), and which represent country experiences featured in a new SIS practical design considerations resource document.

Presenters: Mexico, Nepal, Zambia

Moderator: Ana Karla Perea, Mexico

 

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break (30 mins)

16:00-17:30

Two parallel roundtable knowledge exchange dialogues (90 mins)

Session 7: Social inclusion and REDD+

Social inclusiveness in REDD+ policy is deemed crucial to ensure both the effectiveness of REDD+ action and the compliance of REDD+ with the sustainable development goals. This session will explore how to enable and advance social inclusion in REDD+ policy work, focusing on two major fronts: (i) gender mainstreaming, and (ii) the realization of the rights and development priorities of indigenous peoples and local communities.

Countries and non-governmental stakeholders will share:

  • Experiences in integrating gender considerations into REDD+ policy work, both from the grassroots and through national processes.
  • Participatory dialogues and partnerships to inform REDD+ policy, aligning it with social inclusion principles.
  • Establishing mechanisms for social inclusion, such as FPIC protocols and participatory governance arrangements.

 

Presenters: Alfred Gichu, Kenya; Marbelina Oller, grassroots women's leader, Panama

Moderator: Alfred Gichu, Kenya

 

Session 8: LMRV Experiences and South-South Cooperation in Mesoamerica

 

Mexico will share their experiences and lessons learned from developing the monitoring system in the context of the Project “Reinforcing REDD+ Readiness and Enabling South-South Cooperation”, and with other countries of the region will share experiences in the development of the south-south cooperation strategy in the Mesoamerican region, as well as its link to the regional needs assessment supported by UN-REDD and next steps in strengthening collaboration between countries to continue working on monitoring systems.

 

 

 

Presenter: Jorge Morfin, Mexico; Ana Karla Perea, Mexico; Diana Vargas,  Colombia

Moderator:  Lucio Santos, FAO

 

 

17:30

End of Day

 

Live webcasts

An unedited archive of the live webcast of the 2015 Joint REDD+ Knowledge Exchange Day is available here:  ACCESS THE WEBCAST HERE

Individual session videos will be subsequently produced with French, English and Spanish subtitles. Current audio is in the original language of each speaker.

Event photos

Available here

Resource materials by session

(Resources are added as/when submitted by session facilitators)

 

Session 1: Early lessons learned from engaging the private sector in REDD+ 

  • Resources:
    • Policy Brief: The Role of the Private Sector in REDD+: the Case for Engagement and Options for Intervention (English / Français / Español)

 

Session 2: Progress and challenges on forest reference levels for UNFCCC

 

Session 3: Carbon stock assessments and monitoring in indigenous territories in Latin America

 

Session 4: Challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of policies and measures aiming at addressing drivers of deforestation

 

Session 5: Synergies on land-use/REDD+ in countries’ INDCs submitted to the UNFCCC and national strategy documents and REDD+ programmes

 

Session 6: Country Approaches to REDD+ safeguards, including REDD+ safeguard information systems 

 

Session 7: Social inclusion and REDD+

  • Resources:
    • UN-REDD Guidance Note on Gender Sensitive REDD+ (English / Français / Español)
    • Resource: Joint FCPF/UN-REDD Programme Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness (English / Français / Español)
    • Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (English / Français / Español)
    • Legal Companion to the UN-REDD Programme Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (English / FrançaisEspañol)
    • Joint FCPF/UN-REDD Programme Guidance Note for REDD+ Countries: Establishing and Strengthening Grievance Redress Mechanisms (English)
    • UN-REDD/USAID LEAF/WOCAN Asia Pacific Scoping Study of Good Practices for Strengthening Women’s Inclusion in Forest and other Natural Resource Management Sectors (English)
    • UN-REDD/USAID LEAF/WOCAN Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in Cambodia: Lessons from Good Practices in Forest, Agriculture and other Natural Resource Management Sectors (English)
    • Summary of the UNPFII Women’s Dialogue on Gender & Forests (EnglishEspañol)
    • Powerpoint Presentación: Género Experiencia del Canal de Escucha Activa de Mujeres en Panama (Español)
    • Segundo Taller Regional sobre Consulta y Consentimiento Libre, Previo e Informado (Español)
    • Community-Based REDD+ (CBR+) Fact Sheet 

 

Session 8: Lessons from MRV system development

 

 

 

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