FCMC Supports National REDD+ Safeguards Workshop in Honduras

FCMC Supports National REDD+ Safeguards Workshop in Honduras
As part of ongoing support for the development of Social and Environmental Soundness (SES) in REDD+ programs in the Latin American region, FCMC collaborated with USAID/Honduras ProParque to co-sponsor a REDD+ Safeguards Workshop in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on June 12th, 2013.

The workshop was hosted by the two Honduran government agencies -- the Secretariat for Natural Resources (SERNA) and the Forest Conservation Institute (ICF).

The purpose of the workshop was to provide the Honduras National REDD+ Subcommittee and the Indigenous and Afro-Honduran Roundtable on Climate Change (MNIACC) with the conceptual information and lessons from a review of safeguards development experiences in other countries as the foundation for forming a Safeguards Working Group to draft a road map for developing Honduran national safeguards. Sixty participants were drawn from a wide range of stakeholders, including universities, indigenous organizations, NGOs, international organizations, and government.

FCMC provided the technical assistance of Aurélie Lhumeau, REDD+ SES Advisor at the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) located within FCMC partner Conservation International (CI), at the request of the Honduran USAID mission. She and FCMC SES Deputy Task Lead Janis Alcorn provided advice for the workshop design. At the workshop, Ms. Lhumeau gave a presentation on REDD+ SES social and environmental standards and safeguards, and a presentation on the REDD SES national process for construction of safeguards.

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