Background: The Centre for International Forestry (CIFOR) is undertaking a Global Comparative Study on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (GCS‐REDD). This multi‐country study aims to generate knowledge and practical tools to support efforts to reduce forest emissions in ways that are effective, efficient and equitable and that generate co‐benefits such as poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation. The research project consists of five work modules of which the first module focuses on national policies. This module consists of several components: a country profile, a media-based discourse analysis, a policy network analysis, a REDD+ policy content analysis, and a fifth flexible module for specific policy studies that respond to single country research needs.
The first component, a country profile, focuses on providing an overview of the contextual conditions that affect the REDD+ policy environment in a specific country, along with a preliminary 3E assessment of the REDD+ proposals for that country. The profile is compiled based on reviews of legislation and policies, as well as selected expert interviews. It is a collaborative work with CIFOR’s partners in civil society, government, and academia in the research countries. The country profile provides background and preliminary analysis of the context in which national REDD+ strategies are being developed.
GCS on REDD+ together with its country partners compiled profiles of 14 countries i.e. Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea. In 2017, GCS-M1 and ASFCC, in partnership with FRI, has initiated the writing of a Country Profile of Myanmar. This is part of deliverable products for GCS-M1 Phase 3. A writing team under leading of an ASFCC consultant has been established and to speed up the writing process, a workshop was proposed.
Objectives of the writing-workshop: 1st writeshop will focus on REDD+ Country Profile for Myanmar (With FRI, CIFOR team, and co-authors of Country Profile) The objectives of the workshop are:
to update the progress of the writing of REDD+ Country Profile for Myanmar
to review the initial review from CIFOR’s team and to identify the gap
to have agreement on the timeline of the writing and the date for the verification workshop for the document produced.
2nd writeshop will be Benefit Sharing Options in Myanmar (With CIFOR team and FRI team only) The objective of the workshop is to start the development of document for benefit sharing option in Myanmar. This will include sharing lesson from other countries related to benefit sharing, identifying the existing mechanism and determining the indicators for the mechanism. The workshop is also to have agreement on who is going to be responsible in developing the document and setting timeline for future activity.
1st writeshop on REDD+ Country Profile for Myanmar
Day 1, 16 October 2017
Welcome speech from FRI
Participants brief introductions
Recap on Objectives and Structure of Country Profile (Moira Moeliono)
Overview on the Progress to date of Country Profile (Wai Yar)
Questions and Answers for clarifications for the first 2 presentations
Authors of the different chapters present a review on initial reviews done by CIFOR for Country Profile and indicate thoughts on how to proceed
Continue the review
Continue the review
Wrap up for Day 1
Day 2, 17 October 2017
Recap for Day 1
Break out into 4 working groups that are responsible for 4 chapters to write an extended outline with support from CIFOR team
4 groups continue writing on their chapters with support from CIFOR team
Reading or presenting each group’s product
Day 3, 18 October 2017
Each group reviews the results of another group, followed by revisions
Continue to revise (and another round of reviews if there is time)
Agreement on timeline, responsibilities and other action plan
2nd writeshop on Benefit Sharing Options in Myanmar
Day 1, 19 October 2017
Welcoming remark (YKLI)
Introduction on the study objectives and expected outcomes (Cynthia M.)
Discussion on study approaches adopted by FRI to carry out this study