11-12 March 2019 Loikaw
Karenni Evergreen Group held a two-day workshop on awareness raising of Reduction Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and consultation on National REDD+ strategy. The workshop was aimed to enhance REDD+ engagement with ethnic groups for deepening awareness level and promoting REDD+ coordination.
Daw Naw Arr Mu Too from Karenni Evergreen Group gave welcome remark by encouraging the participants for open discussion and comments during workshop. On first day of the workshop, Daw Khin Hnin Myint, National Programme Coordinator of UN-REDD gave a presentation on Introduction to Climate Change; the most related topic regarding to Myanmar REDD+ Programme.
And then, she presented about the role of Forests and Climate Change focusing on the nature of forests and its significant role in carbon storage. After it, U Min Soe, Stakeholder Engagement Officer of UN-REDD explained about the key drivers of Deforestation and how to address the issues related to Deforestation.
At afternoon session, Daw Khin Hnin Myint, National Programme Coordinator of UN-REDD gave explanation on the role of Safeguards Information System in Myanmar REDD+ programme. And then, she also discussed about cost and benefit of REDD+ implementation in Myanmar. Afterwards, she summarized on workshop objectives and discussed on ways forward.
On second day, Daw Khin Hnin Myint, National Programme Coordinator of UN-REDD programme gave explanation on draft Myanmar’s REDD+ strategy focusing on objectives and proposed Policies and Measures (PaMs) for reducing carbon emission from forest. And then, participants discussed in groups for reviewing proposed PAMs against the key drivers and gave recommendations.
Total 26 participants from different organizations such as Kayah Earth-right Action Network, MSDA, Kalayana Matta Foundation, ABSDF, VCBO, Karenni Evergreen Group and some locals from community forest user groups actively participated in two days workshop.