Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Forest Dwellers, and Southern Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are key partners in REDD+ design and implementation. Forest-Dependent Peoples are often the age-old stewards of forest ecosystems, living in and depending on forests. Their potential roles in REDD+ are multifarious, ranging from design to implementation, monitoring and enforcement.
The UNFCCC CoP16 decision on REDD+ calls for the full and effective participation of “indigenous peoples and local communities” and the need to respect their traditional knowledge and rights. Southern CSOs have been actively engaged in national REDD+ planning and formulation of R-PPs in recent years.
They have continued to play an active role in partnering with governments in some of the FCPF countries to implement consultation activities, and have been included as part of the national REDD+ technical bodies responsible for REDD+ in these countries.
Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement (English
December 2012: Global Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, Doha, Qatar resource page (link)
2011-2013: Dialogues with Indigenous People resources (link)
May 2009: National Consultation and Participation for REDD (English)
External Links and Resources