Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia Project Brochure
Since 2009, RECOFTC has been implementing a regional project on Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+, through the support of Norad, with the aim of promoting the effective engagement of diverse grassroots stakeholders in the climate change and REDD+ dialogues in Asia-Pacific region.
Based on the knowledge gaps identified through needs assessments, the project has developed training courses on climate change and REDD+, with specialized materials and manuals, which are adapted to local contexts, and produced in the national languages. Field based case studies further inform the project implementation. The training and capacity development programs are delivered following a cascade approach at national, sub-national and local levels. Project activities are closely monitored through surveys and evaluation focusing on participants’ knowledge retention and use, as well as the usefulness of materials in different contexts, both before and after trainings. Finally, the relevant materials and lessons learned are shared across five country projects to facilitate cross-cultural learning and networks. The brochure introduces the project objectives, scope and approach.