The National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) and the Ministry of Forestry (MoF) of Indonesia organized a training workshop for decision-makers in Pontianak, West Kalimantan on 21-22 January 2014 to support the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). 25 participants from national and local government, parliament, business, universities, NGOs, and international partners took part. The event was supported by UN CC:Learn and facilitated by the Natural Resource Development Centre (NRDC). The workshop is part of an early implementation phase of Indonesia’s National Climate Change Learning Strategy which was launched in August 2013 (see here).
The workshop covered five training modules in accordance with participants’ background and learning needs:
- The role of forests in adapting to and mitigating climate change
- International policies and progress in REDD+ negotiations
- The concept of REDD+ in Indonesia
- National policies on REDD+
- Lessons learned from REDD+ initiatives on the ground.
This training was facilitated by a team from the National Forestry Training Centre in collaboration with resource persons from DNPI, MoF, and NRDC. The training was enthusiastically received by participants eager to learn about the REDD+ programme in Indonesia and to share ideas that could support related policy both at national and sub-national levels. During the group sessions, participants were able to gain practical insights on how to implement REDD+ at province and district levels.
The workshop has triggered interest from regions in Indonesia. The training could also be conducted in countries that have a similar governance and forest management system as Indonesia.