The 6th Working Group Meeting of the REDD+ for the Guiana Shield project was convened at Arrow Point in Guyana from 24-27 August, 2015, to reinforce capacities and cooperation among the participating forest services of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Amapá and Acre states in Brazil.
This workshop focused on community monitoring, reporting and verification (CMRV) systems, with the aim of sharing knowledge on best practice, technological tools and methodologies developed through pilot CMRV experiences in Guyana and beyond. It was organised with experts from WWF and the Global Canopy Programme.
During the event, participants from Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Amapá and Acre states (Brazil) shared experiences to date on REDD+ readiness efforts. They discussed the role and opportunities for communities in participating in the development of these frameworks, in particular around national forest monitoring and safeguard information systems.
These discussions highlighted the different levels of progress made in each country, determined by very different histories and socio-political factors. These complexities were particularly clear in the case of Suriname and its overlapping and complex land tenure regime, and also evident with French Guiana, given its reliance on France in determining its institutional engagement with REDD+.
Interesting opportunities for sharing lessons in developing jurisditional-level REDD+ emerged from discussions among representatives from the Institute for Climate Change (IMC) of Acre and the Amapá State Forest Institute (IEF). They are are keen to establish a legal framework that incorporates CMRV models.
The final workshop report elaborates on the discussions and ways to continue strengthening collaboration and knowledge sharing on CMRV in the Guiana Shield.
|David Sabogal||GCP||United Kingdom|
|Jean-Luc Sibille||ONF||French Guiana|
|Maria Fernanda Jaramillo||WWF||Colombia|