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Social and Environmental Soundness in REDD+ Programs Training Workshop: Summary Report

Social and Environmental Soundness in REDD+ Programs Training Workshop: Summary Report

20 May 2013

A training workshop on Social and Environmental Soundness of REDD+ Programming and Implementation was conducted from November 5 to 9, 2012, at the USAID Asia Regional Training Center (ARTC) in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was organized by USAID, through its Forest Carbon, Markets, and Communities (FCMC) and Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) programs, with support from USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), as well as USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) and Global Climate Change Unit.


The workshop goals and objectives were:
To improve the social and environmental soundness (SES) of the work of USAID and partners in Southeast Asia on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancements of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) and related USAID Sustainable Landscapes (SL) programs:
• To integrate into these programs key principles, approaches, applications, experience and lessons for social and environmental soundness in relevant natural resource management (NRM) sectors, as well as decades of relevant experience and lessons learned;
• To identify and work on key social and environmental soundness issues related to REDD+; and
• To apply these principles, issues, lessons, approaches and applications to country-specific situations and actions.

This workshop was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its central offices and the Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) and through two USAID-supported programs, the Forest Carbon, Markets, and Communities (FCMC) Program, and the Lowering Emissions in Asia Forests (LEAF) project. This summaryreport has been prepared by FCMC.

This summary report includes an overview, key messages and session summaries.

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