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REDD workshop, Bangui

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The CAR Government launched the national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) process in September 2010, and the CAR REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (RPP) was approved for $3.6m of funding in October 2011, dependent on the inclusion of key donor and civil society concerns into the RPP.

RFUK has provided in-depth capacity building support to NGOs on REDD issues in CAR since July 2010, co-ordinating workshops like the one pictured, training and information sharing with civil society REDD ‘Focal Points'.

Potentially, the participatory mapping project could play a critical role in the longer term in ensuring equitable distribution of benefits from REDD because it provides a basis for showing on an accurately quantifiable basis the ‘tenure' of forest dependent communities, and thus the area of forest for which they are ‘responsible'.

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