Green Belt Movement participating in the 'Africa Regional Workshop on Social & Environmental considerations in REDD+’
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is participating in a week long Africa Regional Workshop on Social & Environmental considerations in REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and related Natural Resource Management programs, in Lusaka, Zambia.
The workshop is organized by the Forest Carbon, Markets & Communities (FCMC) program, a USAID-funded project in collaboration with the US Forest Service office of International Programs (USFS-IP).
The workshop has brought together members of national governments, civil society & non-governmental organizations, research institutions and academia.
The aim of the workshop is to enhance the social and environmental integrity of the work of USAID and partners in Eastern and Southern Africa on REDD+ and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks and related programs.
Recognized for its role in integration of social and environmental dimensions in conservation and sustainable management of forests and community livelihoods improvement, GBM was selected as a representative from Kenya in this workshop alongside Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and DRC.