DATE: 8 September 2012
ROOM; Halla A
People-centered approaches that strengthen linkages between sustainable NRM and livelihoods are key to the sustainability of the REDD+ mechanism and projects. Though people are increasingly recognized as the gateway to sustainability, mainstreaming, up-scaling and out-scaling pro poor approaches (PPA) remains a challenge.
Though donors increasingly support PPA-focused projects to REDD+, mainstreaming of PPA as principal framework for designing and implementing REDD+ locally, nationally and internationally remains a challenge.
Up-scaling and out-scaling this approach is necessary but technically challenging and financially costly, needing high level and long term donor commitment. This is feasible if donors, governments, development and NRM management organizations work hand-in-hand in supporting pro poor approaches as a sustainability mechanism for REDD.
Organized by IUCN in partnership with DANIDA that supports ongoing IUCN Pro Poor REDD+ project in five pilot tropical countries, this event aim is to discuss and reach consensus on need, approach and strategy for mainstreaming PPA in REDD+ design and implementation to ensure its sustainability.
This event will bring together donors, decision markers, conservation and development practitioners to share experiences, examine the relevance of PPA for enhancing the sustainability of REDD+, and reach common understanding or shared vision on the way forward for mainstreaming this approach as a framework for designing, implementing and monitoring and evaluating REDD+ at the local, national, regional and global levels.
Main objective of the session:
Participants (including donors, multilateral and bilateral organizations, implementing agencies, practitioners, civil society /grassroots organizations, and businesses) share experiences and increase their understanding of the meaning and content of PPA, their importance for successful climate change mitigation strategies design and implementation, and reach consensus on the need to support PPA development, testing and mainstreaming as a key requirement for REDD+ policies and projects.