Capacity building on REDD+ readiness for Forest Dependent communities (REDD+ Phase I).

OBJECTIVES AND GOALS

  • To raise awareness of forest dependent communities on REDD+ activities in Bhutan
  • To build technical skills of forest dependent communities on REDD+ and engage them
    in decision making related to REDD+.

MAJOR INTERVENTIONS/EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  • The local people are aware of the REDD+ activities
  • A community REDD+ focal group is formed
  • Active participation in the decision-making process related to REDD+
  • A REDD+ readiness project is developed in consultation with the local people

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/OUTPUTS

  • Conducted awareness program on REDD+ to 1375 individuals in Zhemgang.
  • Conducted training to 510 individuals on REDD+ readiness in Zhemgang.
  • Capacity building workshop conducted to 63 key stakeholders.
  • Formed 1 Local REDD+ Group and Terms of Reference in place.
  • Organized one nation REDD+ dialogue with the representative from national REDD
    office, relevant government offices, RSPN, donor agencies, District, Gewog and local
    community.
  • Developed awareness material on REDD+ readiness in English and Dzongkhag
    languages.
  • Documentation of traditional knowledge on environment/resource management.

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