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Uganda hosted Africa's first National REDD+ Academy from 11-15 July, 2016. Forty participants took part in the training, including representatives from the Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Justice, National Forestry Authority, civil society, the private sector and academia. In an innovative capacity-building feature of this national-level event, national experts presented alongside global and regional REDD+ advisors on each of the Academy's 12 modules. A film was produced highlighting lessons learned and aimed at stressing how participants deepened their understanding of REDD+ implementation in Uganda.

 

 

This new film explores how participants of Uganda's first national REDD+ Academy trained as REDD+ instructors, leading to the creation of country-specific training resources. Moving forward, Uganda has expanded on the National REDD+ Academy and has already commenced additional capacity building training for REDD+ stakeholders.

National REDD+ Academy events support the country in developing a pool of REDD+ experts, and complement Uganda's five-year Norway-backed programme “Building capacity for REDD+ in East Africa for improved ecosystem health and for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa (REDD-EA)” which aims at incorporating REDD+ in university courses, conducting research and generating information on REDD+.

Learn more about the REDD+ Academy at http://bit.ly/REDD_Academy.

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