Capacity building for local communities and CSOs in monitoring the benefit sharing mechanism of the Emission Reductions Program in the North Central Region of Vietnam
Executing Agency: Centre for People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature)
Implemented by PanNature from November 16, 2022 to February 25, 2023, the overall objective of the sub-project was to enable and empower local communities and CSOs to make the best use of BSP and relevant instruments designed in the ER Program to protect their benefits. Activities were focused to contribute to the rolling out of the process of Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) in the country and were implemented in Quang Binh and Thua Thien Hue Provinces in North Central Vietnam, which are two of the six REDD+ provinces in the country.
Capacity Building of LCs and CSOs
PanNature organized a series of training and workshops to build capacity of LCs and CSOs on ERPA and benefit-sharing aspects. 6 community-level consultation and orientation meetings, 3 trainings and 1 CSO workshop were organized. The training and workshop events also included participants from the other four ERPA provinces, in addition to the two provinces where this project was implemented. These events were acknowledged by the local communities and CSO partners as “timely” since Decree 107 on ERPA was just issued in December 2022.
Meetings with the national REDD+ decision making entities
PanNature organized two meetings with the National Forest Protection and Development Fund (ERPA implementing agency of the government), where they shared on the LCs and CSOs’ perspectives on ERP and BSP, and the subproject activities in the two provinces. Similarly, PanNature had two meetings with the provincial Forest Protection and Development Funds, each in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Binh provinces. In December 2022, PanNature jointly with the Forest Protection and Development Fund of Thua Thien Hue Province organized community level trainings on benefit sharing for the local communities, in the context of the upcoming Decree on ERPA that was issued in December 2022.