21 UN-REDD Programme countries in Africa exchange best practices

5 November 2014

A regional knowledge exchange and South-South dialogue event has taken place under the auspices of the UN-REDD Programme to share experiences on how to build national strategies to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), with a focus on Africa.

Participants included national coordinators for REDD+ or their delegates from the majority of UN-REDD Programme partner countries in the region, representatives from civil society and indigenous peoples' organizations, members of the donor community and UN-REDD Programme professionals, as well as REDD+ experts from two Latin American countries -- Ecuador and Mexico, via telecommunication facilities. Several types of experience-sharing sessions and interactive exercises were carried out, allowing participants to examine a range of issues together, strengthening the African community of practice on REDD+ along the way.

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