Report Brief: Stakeholder Engagement Experiences for REDD+
Engaging stakeholders, it notes, leads to policies, programs and projects that are more sustainable. The report itself describes experiences and lessons learned from engaging with those directly involved with and impacted by REDD+ initiatives - from local communities to government officials.
Types of engagement include: information sharing and capacity building; analysis of issues; negotiation, consensus-building and consent; and oversight and monitoring. Challenges remain to engage stakeholders in other ways, and to understand how different types of engagement may be needed at different points in the REDD+ process.
The brief also notes that there has been little effort to engage women, indigenous peoples and the private sector in REDD+ activities, but that their inclusion would improve results.