For more than ten years, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has been implementing the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+). The project builds on 21 years of CIFOR efforts to understand the causes of deforestation and forest degradation as well as to elaborate what can be done to reverse those trends in tropical countries. Through comparative studies of REDD+ implementation around the world, the GCS REDD+ project takes stock of international, national and subnational experiences to identify challenges and opportunities in designing and implementing REDD+ policies and projects. We are currently in our third phase, starting from 2017.
Myanmar has long been an important country and partner since the beginning of GCS REDD+ project. Hence, the opportunity to collaborate with Forest Research Institutes (FRI) and University of Forestry Myanmar (UoF) since 2017 to co-develop a country profile has been invaluable in understanding the context of REDD+. The Myanmar Country Profile is aimed to support decision makers by providing tools, information and analysis in assessing potential REDD+ impact. It will also provide the much needed critical analysis of REDD+ in terms of its effectiveness, efficiency and equity (3Es).
A National Consultation Workshop will take place on 4th March 2019 to disseminate findings on REDD+ study in Myanmar, as well as to capture feedback, updated knowledge and concerns from REDD+ stakeholders in the country.
Forest Department Myanmar
Transforming REDD+, what and where REDD+ works- 10 years evidence based analysis from GCS-REDD+.
Pham Thu Thuy (Lead GCS Module on REDD+ Policies CIFOR)
Drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Myanmar
Thaung Naing Oo, Ph.D. (Director of Forest Research Institute)
Institutional, environmental and distributional aspect
Question and Answer
The political economy of deforestation and forest degradation
Khin Moe Kyi (RECOFTC)
The REDD+ Policy Environment
Dr Nyein Chan
Question and Answer
Effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of REDD+ in Myanmar
Breakout session: Indicator verification
Report Back to Plenary
Benefit Sharing Mechanism study on Myanmar Community Forestry, followed by Q&A