UN REDD sixth Policy Board Meeting - Overview of Progress

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  • UN REDD Programme ProgressNational Programme and Partner CountriesNational ProgrammesGlobal ProgrammeOutreach and Communication Internal ReviewCollaboration with FCPF and FIP
  • Growing donor baseNorwayDenmarkSpain: Became the third donor in 2010Japan: Announced it is considering contributing to the Programme in November 2010 and now has committed funds (we hope to hear more from Japan about this)National ProgrammesBolivia, Panama and Zambia have moved into implementation, which now makes 7 National programme in the implementation phaseEcuador will present its National Programme Document for funding request at this meetingGlobal Programme Global Programme Framework Document 2011-2015 will be presented to the Policy Board later today (Monday)Internal Review The ToR of the Internal Review has been approved, and the preparation are on to start the he actual review work in April/MayCountries We continue to receive requests from countries to join the ProgrammeCommunications Year in Review for 2010 are being launched at the Policy Board meeting Strong and well recognized presence at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, including Forest Day 4Missions Missions to PNG, Nigeria
  • November 2010:National Programmes in 12 countries:Bolivia,Cambodia,Democratic Republic of Congo,Indonesia,Panama,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay,The Philippines,Solomon Islands,Tanzania,Viet Nam,Zambia17 other partner countriesArgentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
  • Concrete results from countries in implementation since PB5:DRC:November: Workshops on technical issues are held to introduce REDD+ concepts at the provincial level, and various training sessions are conducted to inform and train stakeholders, facilitating their active participation in the REDD+ process.December: A REDD+ national registry and accreditation process is launched, beginning a process of listing, coordinating and advising other REDD+ projects and initiatives to ensure consistency and knowledge sharing.Indonesia:November: Together with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and through an intensive and thorough multi-stakeholder consultation process, the draft National REDD+ Strategy is concluded and submitted to the REDD+ taskforce with the support of UN-REDD Indonesia.Throughout 2010: A process of strengthening the capacity on FPIC for interaction with Indigenous Peoples and local communities is started. Together with the National Forestry Council, Indonesia’s UN-REDD Programme develops national FPIC guidelines and a targeted FPIC process is started in the pilot province of Central Sulawesi. The Programme also collaborated with the National Climate Change Council.Tanzania: November: Workshop is held, in cooperation with FCPF and WBI, providing participants with tools to analyze the opportunity costs of REDD+, as an important element to feed into the development of national REDD+ strategies.December: A study on “Forest Management Practices suitable for REDD+ in Tanzania” is initiated and expected to conclude in February 2011. An inception meeting is held on 14 December.Throughout 2010: Key management arrangements are in place including: the establishment of a Programme Coordination and Management Group; a fully staffed Programme; close coordination with the National REDD Task Force and other organizations and institutions working on REDD+ in Tanzania; and meetings with government counterparts to agree on objectives, resource management and implementation procedures for activities under the UN-REDD Programme.Viet Nam:November: Regional activities are started with an information exchange between Asia Pacific UN-REDD Programme countries, followed by a dialogue on emissionsdisplacement in Bangkok.December: A manual and field testing for participatory carbon monitoring (PCM) is completed, paving the way for rolling out PCM in the two pilot districts in 2011.December: A local consultation workshop on Viet Nam’s Benefit Distribution System is organized, providing valuable comments by the provincial authorities on key areas of the system.Throughout 2010: Viet Nam’s National REDD+ Strategy is developed with support from the UN-REDD National Programme, and is now under full-scale national level consultation. Once finalized it will form a legal context for the National REDD+ Programme and define the roles and responsibilities of state and non-state actors in the implementation of REDD+ in the country. In order to improve capacity to manage REDD+ at the district level, a provincial REDD+ working group has been established and is now functional in Lam Dong Province.
  • Global Programme Framework Document 2011-2015 will be presented to the Policy Board later today (Monday) In collaboration with Brazil’s INPE, the UN-REDD Programme will facilitate countries to get acquainted and trained with the operational Brazilian forest monitoring system. This will improve their own national technical capacity, providing the opportunity among REDD+ countries to set up independent satellite forest monitoring systems that will be valuable also as a tool to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Programme has undertaken a series of regional consultations with Indigenous Peoples’ and civil society representatives to develop guidance on how FPIC should be sought and how resource mechanisms should apply to UN-REDD Programme activities. The resulting guidelines will form an annex to the joint Guidelines and Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness. The Draft Environmental Principles and Criteria, complementing the Programme’s Social Principles will be presented to the Policy Board in March 2011, and further developed and tested over the course of the year.
  • The UN-REDD Programme executed a number of communications outputs since PB4 to raising the profile and awareness of the Programme. Website We are now averaging more than 750,000 hits to the site per month, up from 328,000 per month in 2009 (130% increase).We are now averaging more than 30,000 unique visitors per month, three times more than our monthly average in 2009 (10,000 per month in 2009). Since PB4, total number of page views has increase 61%, from 51,000 page views in February to 84,000 in September 2010.We've added RSS functionality to the site to allow users to get updates on the latest news to our site.Reinvigorated the UN-REDD blog this fall with fresh postings every week, from a variety of events including our FPIC workshop in Panama, COFO, and REDD+ Hours in Nagoya. Workspace 35% increase in visits since March 2010When people come, they are staying longer: average time spent on workspace up 51%; number of pages viewed up 79% (compared with March-Oct 2009).New feature: Weekly round-up of announcementsDisclosure policy:During the first six months of 2010, the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat researched and drafted an information disclosure policy which was sent to the policy board in September (in English, French and Spanish) for review and inputs. The Programme aims to operationalize the policy early 2011.
  • The UN REDD Programme Internal ReviewCommissioned by the three implementing agencies, FAO, UNDP and UNEP.The Internal Review will be a valuable input to the subsequent external evaluation, as outlined in the UN-REDD Programme Strategy 2011-2015.PurposeThe main purpose of the review is to assess achievements, opportunities and gaps of the UN-REDD Programme since it was launched in September 2008 and produce recommendations for consideration by the partner UN AgenciesObjectives Distil lessons learnt from the progress made in the formulation and implementation of National Programmes and the technical support provided to countries through the Global Programme Assess effectiveness of the programme structure, the programme delivery and the internal decision making processes Assess progress made on the issue of greater coordination between the agencies and with other REDD+ multilateral initiatives particularly the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
  • COLLABORATION WITH FCPF AND FIP:National ActivitiesJoint Missions•Further harmonized RPP template•Focused on improving delivery at the national level -developing common delivery platform Global ActivitiesJoint planning meetings•Joint paper on collaboration (circulated for comments)•Joint approaches on technical issues, such as MRV•Harmonized guidance note on stakeholder engagementREDD+ PartnershipProvision of secretariat services•Supported logistics for Partnership meetings•Undertake and contribute to substantive work components•Website•Database
  • UN REDD sixth Policy Board Meeting - Overview of Progress

    1. 1. Overview of Progress<br />Yemi Katerere, Head, UN-REDD Programme<br />
    2. 2. Introduction<br />Provide overview of progress since last PB meeting<br />Set the stage for PB agenda items<br />
    3. 3. <ul><li>Three new National Programmes (NPs) moved into their implementation phase, total is now 7
    4. 4. Ecuador completed preparation of their National Programme Document
    5. 5. Draft Global Programme Framework Document developed
    6. 6. TOR for Internal Review of the Programme approved
    7. 7. New requests from countries to join Programme
    8. 8. 2010 Year in Review launched
    9. 9. Strong UN-REDD presence at the COP16 in Cancun, Mexico
    10. 10. Missions to several countries
    11. 11. Growing donor base</li></ul>UN-REDD Programme Highlights<br />
    12. 12. UN-REDD Partner Countries<br />
    13. 13. National Programmes<br />Since PB5, 3 new countries have moved to the implementation phase: Bolivia, Panama and Zambia<br />Examples of progress in implementation include: <br />DRC: A REDD+ national registry launched<br />Indonesia: Draft National REDD+ Strategy concluded <br />Tanzania : Key coordination arrangements in place <br />Viet Nam: REDD+ Benefit Distribution System developed based on consultations at the local level<br />Cambodia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, PNG and Paraguay are in the process of finalizing their NP Documents<br />
    14. 14. Ecuador will present its National Programme Document for funding request at this meeting <br />Nigeria completed preparation of their National Programme<br />Various tools for improving National Programme design, implementation and monitoring are under development (harmonized template, NP guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation framework)<br />Working Group on criteria for prioritization of funding allocations for new National Programmes conculded its work and will present the proposal tomorrow<br />National Programmes<br />
    15. 15. Training of technical and IT persons on MRV& Monitoring, including GHG emissions reporting supported in collaboration with INPE <br />Dialogue on-going on “monitoring” safeguards <br />Global guidelines being developed and tested for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC)<br />Social and environmental standards and risk assessment tool being developed <br />Draft 5-yr GP framework developed, for consideration by the Board<br />Global Programme<br />
    16. 16. New Communications materials since PB5:<br />COP16 Publication "Perspectives on REDD+"<br />2010 Year in Review report<br />Launch of new “UN-REDD Report” series; first report on agricultural drivers of deforestation<br />** All available in English, French and Spanish<br />On-going Activities<br />UN-REDD Programme monthly newsletters, readership now at more than 47,000<br />Traffic to website, workspace and UN-REDD blog continues to rise<br />Weekly updates to Social Media tools (Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia) increasing visibility of communications activities<br />Communications<br />
    17. 17. <ul><li>TOR approved by UN agencies
    18. 18. Process of identifying consultants underway
    19. 19. Report expected to be finalized in September 2011
    20. 20. A summary of the recommendations will be made available to the Policy Board members</li></ul>Internal Review<br />
    21. 21. External Collaboration<br /><ul><li>REDD+ Partnership
    22. 22. Continued working with FCPF and FIP in supporting REDD+
    23. 23. Multiple Delivery Partners</li></li></ul><li>

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