21 July, 2019

FCPF Side Event UNPFII18

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples

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(P153585, FCPF Grant No. TF0A3570)



December 31, 2018



This Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Capacity Building Project (CBP) on REDD+ for forest-dependent indigenous peoples in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) and South Asia Regions (SAR) Project is funded under Phase two of the Readiness Fund of the (FCPF) which is managed by the World Bank (WB).   The parent project was to be implemented from October 31, 2016 to October 31, 2018 but it received a share from an additional financing (AF) approved by the 23rd PC in March 2017.  To accommodate additional activities to be funded by the AF, the closing date was extended to December 31, 2019.

Its objective is to provide forest-dependent indigenous peoples with information, knowledge, and awareness on REDD+ to enhance their understanding on REDD+, and to enable them to engage more meaningfully in the implementation of REDD+ readiness activities.  The aim is to support activities that empower and enable these stakeholder groups, to enhance and influence REDD+ development outcomes, and also to strengthen mechanisms for inclusion, accountability, and participation. It is being implemented through the WB’s “Procedures for Small Recipient-Executed Trust Fund Grants”. 


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Approved Application for the Additional Financing - Tarayana Foundation

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Tarayana has been actively engaged in the REDD+ process both at the national as well as at the grassrootsthrough the following:

  • Member of Technical Working Group & Task Force (TWG) of REDD+
  • Carried out awareness on REDD+ in the rural/indigenous communities
  • Conducted consultations on the drivers of deforestation in rural areas
  • Participated in the national consultations
  • Participated in preparation on REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan Workshop
  • Conducted Capacity Building on REDD+ in Rural Bhutan with the funds of FCPF CBP

The Foundation will continue to supportthe Watershed Management Division in organizing consultations onREDD+ strategy design. Tarayana has facilitated and organized consultations in communities where it works on driversof deforestation and forest degradation. In 2017, the Foundation was engaged in organizing similarconsultations for developing interventions or Policies and Measures for those drivers/causes and also engagedto bring out indigenous knowledge and design strategy measures for REDD+ activities.


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Approved Application for Additional Financing - Royal Society for Protection of Nature

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RSPN was founded as a citizen based non-profit, non-governmental environment organization in 1987 to support environment conservation in Bhutan. The Society was registered under the Companies Act of Bhutan until last quarter of 2009 without proper authority which regulated the non-profit organization, with a special clause on non-profitentity.WiththeestablishmentofCivilSocietyOrganization AuthorityofBhutan,pursuant to the Civil Society Organizations Act[1], the   Societyisnowregisteredunder civil society organization authority as one of the public benefit organizations(PBO).

RSPN works on environmental education and advocacy, conservation and sustainable livelihoods, research and emergingissueslikeclimatechange,solidwasteandwater.RSPNprogrammesarebasedonitsfive-yearstrategic planandincludespecies,ecosystem,andcommunitybasedconservationprogramsmainly outsidetheprotected area system.  The RSPN’s program continues to involve students/ individuals in schools, institutions, and communities throughout the country for

various project activities.

Regular advocacy programs on emerging environmental problems are also carried out with the help of local volunteers, stakeholder organizations, partners and members. Efforts include waste clean up and management campaigns,networkingandcollaborationwithrelevantnational,regionalandinternationalagencies.Institutional developmentandcapacitybuildingforresearchandincreasedpublicinvolvementinenvironmentalprogramsare priorities of the organization for sustained conservationefforts.

[1]Chapter 2: CSOs shall refer to associations, societies, foundations, charitable trust, not-for-profit organizations or other entities that are not part of Government and do not distribute any income or profit to their members, founders, donors, directors or trustees.  CSOs do not include trade unions, political parties, cooperatives or religious organizations which are devoted primarily to religious worship.  CSOs are either PBOs or Mutual Benefit Organizations (MBOs).  PBOs are established in order to benefit a section or the society as a whole while MBOs are established to advance the shared interests of their members and supporters.


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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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