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RECOFTC, with support from UN-REDD through UNEP, has released a series of  "Country Assessments on REDD+ Capacity Building Services". The assessment focuses on the strengths and weaknesses and identifies the gaps in capacity building services being provided against Asia-Pacific countries’ REDD+ readiness needs. Full reports for the four countries, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, are available to download along with an updated policy brief, to bring together the findings from across the region. Read more here.
 
 
In the past three years, tropical forested countries across the world have taken important institutional, policy, legal, and piloting steps to become ‘ready’ for REDD+. Capacity building is a key component of this REDD+ readiness process and is backed by a huge investment of time and money from a large number of organizations, government agencies, communities, and individuals. There has been a massive increase in capacity building during this short three year period, which begs the question:  Do the organizations providing such services have the competencies to fully meet countries’ REDD+ readiness needs?
 
Surprisingly, little is known about the competencies of the organizations, which include government agencies, NGOs, community groups, academic institutions, think-tanks, consultancies, legal firms, and media companies. These reports set out to fill this knowledge gap, focusing on CambodiaIndonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
 
To get a quick overview of the assessment findings, please visit the RECOFTC's blog.
 
For further information on the assessment, please contact RECOFTC Program Officer Jim Stephenson () or UNEP UN-REDD Regional Coordinator Thomas Enters ().
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