With the support of UN-REDD National Programme, MERN Myanmar has been holding Sub-national consultation workshops for REDD+ Strategy Development in close collaboration with Forest Department in 12 states and regions of Myanmar since 2018’ January.
Each consultation workshop is taken place for 2 days and Monywa is the 6th event, organized by MERN Myanmar out of 12 regions and states along Myanmar. UN-REDD Myanmar Programme initially held the consultations in 3 regions of Magway, Kachin and Mon before the events organized by MERN Myanmar.
Representatives from different local CSOs, Local community, ethnic people, officials from respective government departments and delegations from private sectors participated in each 2-day consultation workshops.
Participants discussed strong and weak points of feasibilities, benefits and risks upon implementing key proposed policy and measures (PAMs) against the key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and contributed recommendations based on the contexts of particular states and regions.
Each 2-day consultation workshop consists of group discussions and key presentations; Introduction of REDD+ Programme in Myanmar including the objective, key expected results and overview of National REDD+ Strategy.
MERN Myanmar has started to organize REDD+ strategy Development Consultation Workshops since 2018 January and the first one was held in Bago. And, series of events in Pathein, Pha-An, Naypyitaw, Mandalay and Monywa are consecutively followed during two months in 2018 January and February.
The rest of states and regions will be continuously conducted until April 2018. All the information and updates of REDD+ Myanmar Programme will be uploaded on their website; Myanmar-redd.org and public comments will be welcome through their webpage.