Bangladesh Announcements

As one of actions to implement REDD+ activities, a national consultationon Policies and Measures (PAMs) toaddress drivers of deforestation and forest degradation was organized by the Bangladesh Forest Department (FD) with support from the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme on 10 June 2018at the FD.

"There are existing policies and measures for betterment of forestry sector; however, the objective of previous and today’s exercise is to focus on those policies and or measures that can address drivers of deforestation and forest degradation," said Mr. Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, the Secretary to MOEF, at the workshop.

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A series of regional consultations on the process of identifying Policies and Measures (PAMs) in preparation of a REDD+ Bangladesh National Strategy or Action Plan (NS/AP) took place in Rangamati, Chittagong, Cox’s bazar, Tangail, Khulna, Dinajpur, Noakhali, and Moulvibazar districts of Bangladesh from December 2017 – January 2018.

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The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has reached a major milestone in contributing to the global goal of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) by holding an inception workshop and officially launching the Bangladesh National UN-REDD Programme on 3 August 2016.



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The Ministry of Environment and Forests of Bangladesh (MoEF) formally established the UN-REDD Bangladesh Programme’s Executive Board (PEB) on 21 July, 2016.

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The international expert is expected to take conceptual leadership in close coordination and consultation with the team of national experts, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Forest Department and REDD+ Governance Activity Coordinator, who will liaise with the Project Manager (PM) of NP, UNDP Bangladesh Country Office and UN-REDD Regional Technical Advisor. In particular, this includes work plan preparation and methodological leadership. The international expert will focus on the overall design and completeness of the analysis of political economy of forest cover change, and meaningful incorporation of emissions data and spatial aspects into the overall analysis. The international expert will also provide his support to review and finalize the key written deliverables. Read more at: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=67109

The team of national experts is expected to lead all discussions with national stakeholders and experts, including the conceptualization and implementation of consultation and validation meetings at national and sub-national levels. The team is also expected to identify and collect all relevant data and conduct key analysis, using an analytical framework agreed between the team, international expert, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Forest Department and REDD+ Governance Activity Coordinator, who will liaise with the project manager (PM) of NP, UNDP Bangladesh Country Office and UN-REDD Regional Technical Advisor. The team is also responsible for the production of key written deliverables, agreed between the team and international expert in consultation with the REDD+ Governance Activity Coordinator.  Read more at: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=67113

The contracted expert will work as a member of a team. The team is expected to work under guidance of the international expert. The consultant is responsible for overall coordination of assignment with the international expert and reporting to the Project Manager, UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme.

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The objective of the assignment is to develop a detailed understanding of key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as for sustainable forest management and forest enhancement in Bangladesh (from here onwards referred to as ‘drivers of forest cover change’) based on which to then identify REDD+ Policies and Measures (PAMs). In so far as possible, drivers of forest cover change shall be analysed with respect to historical, current and future timescales and with reference to their spatial extent. It is important to assess relations between drivers of forest cover change together with their interactions with underlying causes. Read more at: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=67065

Outcome 1 of the Programme aims to ensure that stakeholders’ awareness is raised to an improved level in order to ensure their effective engagement. To achieve this, mapping out the stakeholders involved in the REDD+ process, assessing their various interests and influence, and finally, identifying the appropriate forms of their participation are essential stages of the national REDD+ implementation. This stakeholder mapping and analysis consultancy aims to support both the design and engagement process for the REDD+ readiness phase, including, but not limited to developing a National REDD+ Strategy. The National Consultant will undertake comprehensive analysis and assessment of stakeholders to develop an engagement plan for REDD+ readiness phase. Fore more information, please follow this link: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=67068 

With the mandate of ensuring the full and active engagement of national Ethnic Minorities (EMs)/Indigenous People (IP) institutions and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the programme management structures, UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme facilitated back to back meetings with the respective representative institutions on 22 - 23 March 2016.The management structures targeted are - the Programme Executive Board (PEB) and the REDD Stakeholder Forum (RSF), a proposed national multi-stakeholder platform.

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This publication reports on a series of indigenous peoples REDD+ national dialogues organized by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and its local partners, with support from the UN-REDD Programme, in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

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REDD+ stakeholders from across the Asia-Pacific region came together in July 2015 for a two and a half day event to share experiences and gain knowledge related to developing REDD+ national strategies/action plans (NS/AP). Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the event was organized by the UN-REDD Programme and included 41 participants.

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The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to launch the video 'Strengthening Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in REDD+'. 

National REDD+ processes are changing the rules of the game for Civil Society (CSO) and Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) representatives by creating space for positive engagement with government representatives. Sixteen CSO, IP and government representatives from seven countries participated in the UN-REDD Programme’s Asia-Pacific Regional Exchange in Bangkok from 7-8 May 2015, in order to share their experiences and lessons learned on CSO and IP engagement, as well as to highlight areas for improvement.

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