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  • 1. Developing Indigenous Sensitive and Gender-Sensitive MRV Tools and Instruments for REDD+ Pasang Dolma Sherpa Researcher Bonn, UNFCCC Side Event 8th June 2011 NEFIN Climate Change-REDD Partnership Program in partnership with TEBTEBBA and IWGIA in Nepal 1
  • 2. Contents: National and Local Level: Social and Environmental Safeguard polices and programs in REDD+ implementation:  National Forestry-REDD and CC Cell, MoFSC  Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) CC-REDD Partnership Program 2
  • 3. National Forestry-REDD and CC Cell Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation REDD Preparation Process in Nepal: Readiness Plan Idea Note (R-PIN) Preparation 2008 Endorsement of R-PIN by World Bank – Aug. 2008 Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) membership – Dec.2008 Grant agreement with World Bank for Readiness Preparation Proposal ($ 200,000 ), 2009 Preparation of RPP 2009 -2010 April Endorsement of RPP June 30, 2010 Agreement signed on 31st March 2011 ($ 3.4 m ) 3
  • 4. National Forestry-REDD and CC Cell Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation What RPP includes regarding safeguards policies?:  Carbon rights should be tied to land and forest tenure rights  Carbon ownership for all types of forest be resolved before RPP implementation  Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) 4
  • 5. National Forestry-REDD and CC Cell Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA):  Essential both for securing livelihoods improvements and the rights of indigenous peoples and local forest-dependent communities including women and Dalits  Promoting the conservation of biodiversity; and maintaining cultural heritage, gender equity, capacity development and good governance. 5
  • 6. National Forestry-REDD and CC Cell Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation  Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV):  The design and implementation of MRV will involve government and non- government organizations including indigenous peoples and local communities, and other institutions with each having clearly defined roles and responsibilities 6
  • 7. National Forestry-REDD and CC Cell Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation What REDD Cell is doing under MoFSC?  Carbon Measurement Guidelines  Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) for national forest inventory  Social and Environment Standards  Govt. of Nepal, FECOFUN, Care International and Climate Community Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)  National REDD Strategies:  Indicators regarding safeguards  Governance  Land tenure  Safeguards issues in MRV 7
  • 8. Challenges to ensure safeguards of IndigenousPeoples in REDD + implementation Transparency Effective Governance Land tenure policies Full and effective participation in decision making processes FPIC for all projects in indigenous communities Recognition of traditional knowledge and customary rights for the Sustainable Management of Forest Hidden attitude of rejection 8
  • 9. Glimpses of Challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples in REDD+ Processes
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  • 14. NEFIN Climate Change-REDD Program in Nepal Awareness raising on REDD+: training, workshops, meetings, seminars Capacity building: Research and Publication  Role of Indigenous Women for Traditional Forest Management Strengthen indigenous peoples’ community-based forest conservation Advocacy and lobby with relevant Govt. Agencies, national REDD players and Civil Society Organizations Plantation School Curriculum and University on CC, REDD+ in relation to Indigenous Peoples Media Program: Community Radio, local TV Livelihood support programs 14
  • 15. Glimpses of NEFIN Climate Change-REDD Program in Nepal 15
  • 16. Publications 16
  • 17. Trainings, workshops, meetings local level 17
  • 18. Trainings, workshops, meetings nationallevel 18
  • 19. Advocacy and Lobby with Govt. Agencies in National level 19
  • 20. Glimpses of Demo Area Activities inlocal level 20
  • 21. Glimpses of Demo Area Activities indistrict level 21
  • 22. Glimpses of Demo Area Activities:Research, school, media in local level 22
  • 23. Glimpses of Demo Area Activities:campaign in District level 23
  • 24. Thank You