Country Profile Training in Guyana

07 - 08 Jun 2017, Iwokrama Office

Photo from ©Manuel Lopez


CIFOR has been implementing the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+) project since 2009. Through comparative studies of REDD+ implementation around the world, the GCS REDD+ project takes stock of international, national and subnational REDD+ experiences to identify challenges and opportunities in designing and implementing REDD+ policies and projects. The first phase of CIFOR’s REDD+ research focused on overall design issues and aimed to build a strong research-based knowledge. The second phase focused on generating new knowledge to inform and facilitate process of transformational change within the REDD+ policy arena, and understanding performance of REDD+ policy processes, measures and practices. In the third phase, CIFOR aims to support REDD+ decision makers by assessing REDD+ impact and providing critical analysis of REDD+ in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and equity (3Es). Under this third phase of GCS REDD+, in Ethiopia, we plan to conduct the first round of PNA survey and in Guyana, we will start with the development of a country profile.

Meanwhile Guyana has been part of our second round qualitative comparative study in 2014. Guyana is the only NORAD country who has received result based payments, currently the country is preparing for Opt-In design for benefit sharing mechanism that include the Amerindian in the scheme. In Guyana, GCS module 1 team conducted a training workshop for in-country research partners to develop the country profile “The context of REDD+: Drivers, agents and institutions” is planned and as in other countries coupled to a knowledge sharing event and share the research results on “Sharing Insights Across REDD+ Countries: Opportunities and Obstacles for Effective, Efficient and Equitable REDD+ Carbon and Non-carbon Results” targeting REDD+ stakeholders in the country.



Day 1
09.00-12.00 Introduction to the CIFOR Global Comparative Study on REDD+ and overview of the country profile series

Overview on methods : General presentation of the political economy analytical methods

Q and A

Pham Thu Thuy
13.30–16.30 Detailed discussion of each of the chapter analyses

We will go into detail on the data and analyses required in each of the chapters in the country profile. This will be an interactive session with expected discussion and Q&A.

i. Investigating the main drivers of deforestation and degradation
ii. Review of the major institutional factors linked to governance and rights, with a particular emphasis on access rights to forestland and forest resource
iii. Analysis on the political-economic factors and the broader context in which drivers of deforestation and degradation operate
iv. Institutional, policy and implementation aspects of social forestry and its relevance to REDD+
v. Examining the development of national REDD+ policy and strategies, serving as initial input for the subsequent, more detailed REDD+ policy process and needs for further analyses
vi. Identifying the implications for prospective REDD+ outcomes and the implications for monitoring, reporting and verification during the implementation phase

Pham Thu Thuy/Moira Moeliono

Discussion facilitator: Cynthia Maharani

Day 2
09.15-12.00 Continuation of discussion on chapter analyses from previous day Pham Thu Thuy/Moira Moelino
13.30-16.00 Partner reporting and planning Cynthia Maharani


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