The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific regions, and financial contributors from both the public and private sectors. The main focus of the FCPF is on laying the ground for REDD+ activities, and piloting performance-based payment systems by, inter alia, increasing the capacity of forest-dependent indigenous peoples, civil society and local communities to participate in REDD+ decision making at national and regional levels. The FCPF is funding a Capacity Building Program in the three regions; in the Africa region it will be implemented by Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
MPIDO is an Indigenous Peoples organization based in Kenya implementing the project to African forest-dependent IPs;
PACJA, an African Civil Society Coalition working across 45 African countries and whose Secretariat is located in Nairobi, Kenya has also been selected to implement the project to Southern CSOs and Local Communities.
Project Development Objective:To strengthen: (i)the knowledge of targeted forest-dependent indigenous peoples of REDD+ readiness at the national level; and
(ii)knowledge exchange at the regional level
Funding The Project is funded by the Capacity Building Program of the FCPF whose Trustee is The World Bank for USD 1,315,770
The FCPF has chosen MPIDO through a competitive process to implement the project aimed at strengthening the knowledge of the targeted forest-dependent indigenous peoples of REDD+ readiness at the National level and the knowledge exchange at the regional level in the African region. MPIDO was selected as an implementing organization based on its capacity to implement project activities and its credibility at the regional level to address issues related to forestry, climate change and REDD+.
MPIDO in turn facilitated an open process of selecting in a competitive manner, from eligible countries, national organizations that would implement national level activities in line with the agreed objectives of the program as well as in complementarity with the national REDD+ plans and goals in the eligible country.
MPIDO supported by a TAC (Technical Advisory Committee) of experts on REDD+ and IPs Issues identified EIGHT(8) subprojects in Seven (7) Countries that were successfully implemented. The national subprojects included; CAMEROON: FFAC and REPALEAC, ETHIOPIA: ILCA, LIBERIA: CDI, NIGERIA: WATER, REP.CONGO: ADFAC, SUDAN: SAWA SUDAN and UGANDA: PROBICOU.
Extension of the project with Additional Funding builds on the need for resources as indicated by the more than 140 applications received from eligible organizations in the 11 participating countries and the successful eight (8) national implementation by IPs Organizations. The sub-grantees supported represented less than 8% of the applications received and hence the need to address this demand with additional resources to scale up the outcomes and achievements, as well as sustain national visibility to the engagements with IPs. At the regional level, lesson learning and experience sharing through South-South exchanges and regional project workshops expands the reach across the region and beyond. These exchanges have further cemented partnerships and enhances collaborations among Indigenous Peoples organizations in the global south.
The focus of projects to be funded by the additional resources will largely be to support forest dependent IPs in enhancing their capacity to engage as well as contribute to the development of respective Programs in countries implementing emission reduction programs or designing these programs, as is critical for the long-term sustainability in financing forest conservation and management programs.
The implementation approach proposed is to use the current sub-grantees in countries with demonstrable progress indicating improved advocacy capacity of IPOs and those that have established considerable rapport with the national REDD+ Secretariats and other partners at the national level. National networks of IPs realized through self-selection under the readiness phase will be highly preferred as they provide engagement with a wider community of Indigenous Peoples organizations.
Five FCPF Anglophone countries (Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda) are eligible for national sub projects implemented within the identified Emission Reduction (ER) region. The current sub project partners in four of the countries have been mantained as implementing partners while in Ethiopia, a targeted call for proposal was issued to identified IP organizations with presence in the Oromia Region.
Climate Change & REDD+ Awareness Raising and Capacity Building Project for Forest Dependent Indigenous Peoples in Arba Minch Area
IPO’s and REDD+ awareness raising actions and capacity building project in Montserrado and Lake Piso Multi-Purposed Reserved
Community Based Capacity Building on Climate Change and REDD+ in Cross River State, Nigeria
Renforcement de la Gouvernance Interne et du Partenariat de la Composante Autochtone CACOREDD+
Sudan Round Tree Network Initiative for Low Carbon Emission
Building the capacity of indigenous people to actively engage and participate in REDD+ processes in Uganda
Formation et information des femmes autochtones Mbororos et pygmées dans le processus REDD+
Capacity Building for Governance of IP’s Organizations and Partnership for the Implementation of the Indigenous Component in the REDD+ Process and ER-PIN Program in Cameroon
Sudan Round Trees Initiative for Capacity Building in Kordofan Region for Low Carbon Emissions North Kordofan (UM Rowaba and Alrehad) and South Kordofan (Abujebiha)
Indigenous People participation in Policy Development and Engagement with Local and National REDD+ Actors and Processes in Uganda
Capacity Building and Awareness raising Actions to Forest-Dependent IPs and Local Communities on Liberia’s REDD+ program on Benefit Sharing Arrangement (BSA) and Feedback Grievance Redress (FGRM) in Four communities along Lake Piso Multiple Reserved Forest and the Gola National Forest Park, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties.
LET US PROTECT OUR FORESTS - Liberia (En)
LET US PROTECT OUR FORESTS - Liberia (Mendi version)
LET US PROTECT OUR FORESTS - Liberia (GOLA Version)
LET US PROTECT OUR FORESTS - Liberia (VAI Version)
Understanding Benefit Sharing and REDD+ in Liberia (En)
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"Once you exclude any part of society, whatever action you do will be partial and ineffective" Joseph Ole Simel - MPIDO Director