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The research component of the Climate and Forest Initiative 2009 Project specifically entitled, “Ensuring the Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Global and National REDD Processes” funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD) will be undertaken in two levels:

  • Policy and Program Analysis at the national level in eight (8) countries composed of Nicaragua, Peru, Kenya, Cameroon, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Nepal, and
  • Case studies in 3 demonstration sites, Nicaragua, Kenya and Indonesia.


The general objective of the Research Component is to undertake researches that will:

  1. Support Indigenous Peoples’ effective participation in REDD processes (at local, national, regional, global levels), including the development of a REDD architecture that can effectively contribute to meet the objectives of the UNFCCC and the post-2012 global climate regime; and
  2. Illustrate and promote indigenous peoples strategies on sustainable forest resource management and enhancement of carbon stocks.


Global ResearchMoving on with the research work, the Global Research - Seminar Workshop on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Forests and REDD was conducted on October 4-6, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand where partner researchers as well as the country coordinators participated. Following this, there shall be Local Research Seminar-Workshop to be conducted in the three (3) demonstration areas in Indonesia, Kenya and Nicaragua targeting IP local researchers as a way of building and enhancing their research skills to be able to document indigenous peoples’ experiences, to come up with research outputs that reflect their own worldviews and to help substantiate indigenous peoples proposals and positions on REDD and climate change.

Download the Activity Report of the Global Research - Seminar Workshop on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Forests and REDD.