UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme

Programme Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

Programme Implementing Partner: Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST)

UN Partners: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Implementation period: 2013 – 2015

Funding: Norwegian government

Programme areas: national level, 6 pilot provinces (Lao Cai, Bac Kan, Ha Tinh, Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Ca Mau) and other forested provinces.
Overall objective

The UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme is to enhance Viet Nam’s ability to benefit from future results-based payments for REDD+ and undertake transformational changes in the forestry sector.
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Outcome 1 Capacities for an operational National REDD+ Action Programme (NRAP) are in place

Output 1.1 Implementation guidelines for the NRAP approved and rolled out.

Output 1.2 VRO strengthened in terms of its managerial, secretarial and technical capacity to lead the NRAP implementation and support the NRSC

Output 1.3 An effective mechanism to generate knowledge, organize policy dialogues, and feed policy recommendations is adopted and functioning

Output 1.4 National REDD+ Fund (NRF) operational

Output 1.5 Action plans for greater sustainability of production of raw material in aquaculture, coffee, rubber and timber industries implemented.

Output 1.6 Mechanisms to enhance forest law enforcement adopted and implemented

Output 1.7 Awareness on REDD+ to provincial authorities and administration, increased.

Output 1.8 Awareness on climate change and REDD+ raised among key stakeholders at national level through enhanced communication and dissemination of lessons learned

Outcome 2 The six pilot provinces enabled to plan and implement REDD+ actions

Output 2.1 REDD+ institutions in the six pilot provinces established, and REDD+ mainstreamed into FPDP

Output 2.2 Awareness on climate change and REDD+ raised among provincial, district and commune officials and other key stakeholders in six pilot provinces

Output 2.3 Site-based REDD+ Activity Plans and Provincial REDD+ Action Plans in the six pilot provinces are finalized

Output 2.4 Provincial REDD+ Action Plans are implemented

Output 2.5 Improved land tenure arrangements ensured in the six pilot provinces

Output 2.6 NFMS: Monitoring framework in the six pilot provinces established

Output 2.7 NFMS: Participatory monitoring in the six pilot provinces implemented

Outcome 3 The NFMS for monitoring and MRV, and the NRIS on safeguards are operational

Output 3.1 The NRIS operational

Output 3.2 NFMS:LMS developed

Output 3.3 EF developed

Output 3.4 NFMS: Institutional arrangement for compiling REDD+ GHG-Inventory clarified.

Output 3.5 Interim performance indicators and REL/FRL established

Outcome 4 A national level BDS established.

Output 4.1 National-level mechanisms and standards for distribution of REDD+ positive incentives researched and drafted.

Output 4.2 Provincial-level mechanisms, guiding principles and criteria for distribution of REDD+ positive incentives researched and drafted.

Output 4.3 Design of an integrated BDS for full REDD+ implementation established.

Outcome 5 Mechanisms to address the social and environmental safeguards under the Cancun Agreement, established.

Output 5.1Transparent and effective national forest governance structures established.

Output 5.2 Measures to ensure respect for traditional knowledge and rights related to forest management designed and adopted.

Output 5.3 Full and effective stakeholder participation mechanisms, especially for women, local communities and indigenous people, established.

Output 5.4: Environmental safeguards related to avoidance of conversion of natural forests, risk of reversals, and displacement

Outcome 6 Regional cooperation progress on REDD+ implementation in the Lower Mekong Sub-Region

Output 6.1 Effective cooperation between governments in the Lower Mekong Sub-Region on reducing illegal logging and trade

Output 6.2: Commitments by the wood-processing industry in Viet Nam and other countries in the region to sourcing legal and sustainably harvested timber

Output 6.3 REDD + strategies across the Lower Mekong Sub-region and beyond are informed by Vietnamese lessons

Output 6.4 Lower Mekong Sub- regional strategy to address displacement of deforestation and forest degradation developed

Output 6.5 Lower Mekong Sub-region regional collaboration on enhancing biodiversity conservation through REDD+

Output 6.6 South-South Cooperation for REDD+ readiness activities in other countries in the Lower Mekong Sub-region

A - Programme Documents:

1. UN-REDD Phase II Programme Document (signed 29 July 2013) - Annex G
2. Validation workshop (17 January 2013) minutes
3. Terms of Reference of Tier 2
4. The materials of the National Inception Workshop

B - Other documents

1. Newsletter - Issue 1

C - Focal point/Contact person:

          Mr. Vu Xuan Thon
          National Programme Director 
          UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme
          No. 14, Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
          Tel.: (04)-37286520 Fax: (04)-37286514
          Website: http://www.vietnam-redd.org