Cameroon is still in the preparatory phase for REDD+, and a number of actors in the arena are jostling to influence the process of designing a national architecture for REDD+. This presentation outlines these emerging policy networks, and concludes that policy making around REDD+ is run by a limited number of actors, with international agencies as key players. Given Cameroon’s previous track record with limited success from externally driven reform processes, further efforts to achieve national ownership and to encourage broader participation may be necessary to achieve actual change in Cameroon’s forests and REDD+ arena.
CIFOR scientist Félicien Kengoum Djiegni gave this presentation on 18 June 2012 at a panel discussion organised by CIFOR and partners at the ISEE 2012 Conference at Rio, which convened under the topic "Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy". The panel was titled ‘National strategies for reducing emissions from avoided deforestation and degradation – how much transformational change is possible in current political and economic realities? Part II – A policy network perspective’. For more information, visit http://www.cifor.org/events/rio20/