The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners have been conducting research on the policies and practices linking forests and climate change mitigation in Ethiopia and 16 countries around the world, under the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS-REDD+). The GCS REDD+ uses uniform methods across countries, which allows us to compare REDD+ developments across countries. Globally, this study started in 2009; Ethiopia became one of the study countries since 2014.
We are holding a national knowledge-sharing workshop on 5 to 6 April 2019 in Nexus Hotel, Addis Ababa, to share results from research in Ethiopia and globally. This workshop is an opportunity to gather stakeholders working in the intersection of forestry and climate change at the national and subnational levels. This national workshop is CIFOR’s contribution in maintaining a vibrant community of practice in Ethiopia in the topic of forest and climate change. The workshop will involve participants, speakers and moderators who are actively involved in the science and implementation forest and climate change actions. Many were also resource persons in our studies, research partners, and were involved in our previous workshops.
We want to create an open space to:
share information, perspectives and ideas on ways forward for REDD+ and forestry in Ethiopia
discuss the implications of these research results on REDD+ and forest governance in Ethiopia
identify knowledge gaps that should be addressed through research
Friday 5 April, 2019
National Context of REDD+
Introduction to and results of our global-level study from 17 countries (Dr. Christopher Martius) – 30 min Click here to view the presentation.
Context of REDD+ in Ethiopia: Changes in the last 3 years (Dr. Melaku Bekele) – 15 min Click here to view the presentation.
Context of Forest MRV in Ethiopia (Dr. Manuel Boissiere) – 15 min Click here to view the presentation.
Actor analysis of the Ethiopian REDD+ policy arena (Lemlem Tajebe) – 15 min Click here to view the presentation.
Question and Answers 15 min
Jurisdictional approaches to low emission development
Jurisdictional approaches to Low Emissions Development (LED) around the world (Dr. Amy Duchelle) – 15 min Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the presentation
Oromia’s jurisdictional approach to LED (Dr. Stibniati Atmadja) – 15 min Please contact email@example.com for a copy of the presentation
Landscape governance in action
Multi stakeholder forums – case studies Ethiopia (Bale and Jamma Urji) and globally (Dr. Anne Larson) – 30 min Click here to view the presentation.
Governance of forest restoration in Ethiopia (Dr. Habtemariam Kassa) – 15 min Click here to view the presentation.
Question and Answers – 15 min
Discussion led by speakers
Small group discussions led by speakers, divided across 4 themes (participants can move across groups during this periode) (Moderated by Dr. Solomon Zewdie) 1. Interactions among national REDD+ actors 2. Forest MRV in Ethiopia 3. Jurisdictional approaches to low emission development 4. Governing landscapes in Ethiopia
Coffee break and group picture
Discussion led by participants
Small group discussions led by participants, divided into 4 cross-cutting questions, to be determined
Wrap up and Day 2 agenda
Saturday 6 April, 2019
Review of Day 1; What is ahead in Day 2
Small presentations based on discussion of cross-cutting questions. (Moderated by Natasha Elkington)
Implications for REDD+ and Forest governance in Ethiopia