5 November 2014
The REDD+ Academy is a new initiative of the UN-REDD Programme that aims to bolster the progress that many governments are making towards reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). In addition to building the capacity of developing countries to implement REDD+, it seeks to integrating environmental sustainability and economic development.
The REDD+ Academy is made up of a series of technical REDD+ courses and was developed by UN-REDD Programme experts and Yale University. It provides participants with a comprehensive and hands-on understanding of both what REDD+ is and what it means for national development. The four-day training program in Indonesia was co-hosted by UNORCID (UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia) and is the first in a series of global REDD+ Academy events. The next REDD+ Academy will be held in early 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for Latin American countries; with a third REDD+ Academy also to be held in 2015 in the Africa region.
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