A Masters short course in REDD+ Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) for 30 Indonesian Government Officials is currently taking place at University of Melbourne’s Creswick Campus. The participants represent a cross section of Indonesian Government Ministries and Departments that have a role in MRV processes and REDD+ UNFCCC submissions.

The University of Melbourne Accredited Masters Course provides country participants the opportunity to work through the requirements for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for country participation in REDD+ under the UNFCCC in a structured and interactive way using REDDcompass. The course combines the world’s best capacity building material for REDD+ MRV compiled across the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI), Silvacarbon, UN-REDD Programme, FAO, The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and the University of Melbourne. The course is financially supported by the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment and Energy and implemented by FAO.

Key outcomes from the course are REDD+ MRV Improvement plans for Indonesia’s National Forest Monitoring System, and Forest Reference (Emission) Levels, building on existing systems and capacity in Indonesia. The country driven improvement plans will be presented by students to their peers in Indonesia, for official endorsement, and can help focus and guide international support to Indonesia from donors and cooperating partners supporting REDD+ MRV in Indonesia.

More news from the course will be announced.

Contacts: Julian Fox, Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, Forestry Department, FAO. (E-mail: )Group photo Redd2017reduces quality