CERDA: Pilot model of capacity building for ethnic minority community’s readiness for Program of Reducing Emission from Forest Degradation and Deforestationin Vo Nhai district, Thai Nguyen province

Location: Cuc Duong and Thuong Nung communes, Vo Nhai district, Thai Nguyen province, Viet Nam

Start date: 7/2010 in Hanoi; 11/2010 in Thai Nguyen province

Duration: 3 years, 7/2010-5/2013

Funding: US$ 299,500 – Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD)

Coordinator: Tebtebba Foundation - Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education

Project owner: Centre of Research and Development in Upland areas (CERDA)

Objective: Ethnic minorities in the pilot areas are ready to the program of “Reducing emission from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD) with full participation and fair benefits; the results of the pilot shared at national level for development of carbon/REDD based policies and a tool for better forest management in upland areas in Vietnam.

Status: closed
The project is a part of the global project of “Enhancing effective participation of and securing fair benefits of indigenous peoples in REDD-plus policies and programmes”. The project is funded by NORAD and implemented in 8 countries including Nepal, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cameroon, Kenya, Peru, Philippine and Nicaragua. Indigenous People’ International Centre for Policy and Education (Tebtebba) locating in Baguio, Philippine is the project coordination organization. The full information of the project is presented below
1. Develop a database for designing of REDD and alternative livelihood activities in the pilot area and then the database will be used for the project evaluation later on

2. Communities in pilot area are better access to the policies of forest land tenure and forestry policies, especially REDD related policies.

3. Awareness raising on climate change and REDD for all stakeholders, local cadres and people in pilot communes.

4. Develop the pilot model on REDD with the aim to sustain forest, increase bio-diversity and sustainable incomes from agriculture and forestry.

5. Sharing the results and lessons learned from the pilot at national level through Vietnam UN-REDD network chaired by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in order to contribute in developing approaches, methods and tools on REDD and the relevant REDD policies.
Focal point/Contact person: 

Vu Thi Hien
        Centre of Research & Development in Upland Area (CERDA)
        Room 801, Agriculture Bank Block, 
        Alley 106/10, Lane 106, Hoang Quoc Viet str., Hanoi, Vietnam 
        Tell: (+84) 4 62690174; Fax: (+84) 4 62690848
        Email: tranvuhientk@yahoo.com and cerdahn@gmail.com
        Mobile: 0913039718 or 0975790816