ANSAB, as the recipient of the Asia Pacific FCPF Capacity Building Project on REDD+, organized project launch workshop on March 28 and 29, 2022 in Kathmandu. The workshop brought together 23 representatives of the sub-project recipients, regional advisory committee members, and the project relevant staffs from ANSAB and the World Bank. The three sub-project recipients were selected from a rigorous, competitive process in January to carry-out country level REDD+ capacity building activities in Fiji, Nepal and Vietnam. During the workshop, the sub-project recipients were informed on the project, sub-projects and their administrative, safeguards, M&E and reporting requirements, so that the proposed activities will be carried out effectively and timely with the desired project development objectives. The workshop was organized in a mixed modality of virtual and in-person participation. Participants from ANSAB and Nepal’s sub-project recipients participated in-person, whereas the participants from World Bank and the sub-project recipients from Fiji and Vietnam participated virtually.

ANSAB, as a recipient of the Asia Pacific FCPF Capacity Building Project on REDD+ for the civil society (CSOs) and local communities (LCs), has awarded the following three sub-projects, one for each in Fiji, Nepal and Vietnam to implement the country level capacity building activities.

  • Fiji: Building Capacities & Enhancing ERP Community Awareness to strengthen REDD+ knowledge of 14 targeted CSOs and local communities ERP Sites & 2 Island Minority Communities Fiji, being implemented by GTM (Grace Trifam Ministry)
  • Nepal: Capacity Building of Local Communities and CSOs on REDD+ in Nepal (CBLC Nepal), being implemented by FECOFUN (Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal)
  • Vietnam: 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, being implemented by Center for People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature)

The proposals of these sub-projects were selected through a rigorous competitive process that involves call for proposals; administrative check for screening the proposals based on the completeness of the eligibility requirements; technical evaluation from an independent panel of experts; and technical review of the prioritized proposals and a due diligence.

ANSAB team with FECOFUN team after signing the contract

In response to the Invitation of Expression of Interest from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to carry out REDD+ capacity building at national and local level under the FCPF REDD+ Capacity Building Program published on August 26, 2021, ANSAB has extended the deadline for the CSOs from Fiji to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) by October 21, 2021. This extension of deadline is only for the CSOs from Fiji. CSOs from Fiji who have already submitted their EOI in response to the previous call don’t need to resubmit their EOI. 

ANSAB, as the recipient of the Asia Pacific FCPF Capacity Building Project on REDD+ has been implementing FCPF REDD+ capacity building program for civil society organizations and local communities in the Asia Pacific region. The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the engagement of targeted forest-dependent beneficiaries in REDD+ processes and decision making at the country and regional levels. As a part of the Project, ANSAB invites civil society organizations (CSOs) from Fiji, Nepal and Vietnam to submit their expression of interest for possible funding to implement sub-projects in each country. Anticipated funding for each sub-project is about US $90,000 for 9 months. Eligible organizations can submit their expression of interest for this competitive process in electronic form to ANSAB at before September 30, 2021.

For detailed information on this call and application form, click below.

For Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Fiji, the deadline has been extended to October 21, 2021. CSOs from Fiji who have already submitted their Expression of Interest in response to the previous call don’t need to resubmit their EoI. 

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Capacity-Building Program (CBP) provides forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples (IPs), other forest dwellers (OFDs), and southern civil society organizations (CSOs) with information about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and fostering conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) in order to increase their understanding of REDD+ and enable them to engage meaningfully in implementation of REDD+ readiness activities.

To mark the CBPs tenth anniversary, FCPF commissioned Conservation International (CI) to conduct an internal review of what has worked well and what could be strengthened further. This is particularly timely because the CBP was recently extended for two years, until December 2022, with additional funding, bringing the total to USD15 million: USD2 million in Phase 1 (2009-16), USD8 million in Phase 2 (2016-20), and USD5 million in Phase 3 (2020-22).

The CI review found that the CBP successfully and efficiently raised awareness on REDD+, establishing dialogues between different stakeholders in countries, and enhancing inclusion of marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the REDD+ discourse. These findings will help inform the design of the next phase of the program, as well as other initiatives aimed at supporting Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in engaging with REDD+ activities.