ANSAB and Tebtebba jointly organized the regional sharing workshop from February 12 to 14, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop brought together 65 representatives from the 10 FCPF countries which included representatives from the IPOs and CSOs that implemented the sub-projects, REDD+ focal points from ERP countries, CSO/IP FCPF observers in the region, members of the regional steering committee (RSC) for IPs, regional advisory committee (RAC) for CSOs/LCs, regional organizations working on REDD+ and the World Bank (WB). The workshop stimulated a constructive dialogue among the IPLCs in the region to share first-hand experiences and best practices, identifying gaps and challenges, drawing lessons learnt from REDD+ and ERP related projects of their country and community, and in end, identifying the ways forward. 

The regional workshops provided CSOs and LCs with the opportunity to network with, learn from and access the knowledge of other stakeholders implementing similar work. Face-to-face opportunity in the workshops facilitated the exchange of ideas, project challenges, and strategies for engaging with the REDD+ agenda and process. The regional sharing workshop provided opportunities to the participants, incl. from the non-ERP countries to learn from experience from the ERP countries for effective participation of IPLCs in REDD+ process and benefitting from ERP. CSOs and LCs were able to contribute beyond their small communities and partake in a wider network of practitioners, thereby thinking beyond and also becoming a part of global community of practitioners. Regional learning events fostered a wider community of practitioners who were empowered to share sub-project successes, and who were inspired to look at potential opportunities going forward, based on the lessons shared by other practitioners.

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.