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 – 2018

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: NRAP updated as necessary

Output 1.2: Building an effective mechanism to generate knowledge, organize policy dialogues, and feed policy recommendations is adopted and functioning

Output 1.3: Law enforcement capacity and mechanisms are developed to enhance effective forest law enforcement in pilot provinces.

Output 1.4: Awareness on climate change and REDD+ raised among key stakeholders at national and sub-national levels through enhanced communication and dissemination of lessons learned

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

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 2.5: NFMS: Monitoring framework in the six pilot provinces established, including participatory monitoring.

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

Output 3.1: NFMS related information is systematically archived and made accessible according to permission standards.

Output 3.2: NFMS – Land Monitoring System (LMS) developed.

Output 3.3: NFMS – Emission Factors (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: Stakeholders at different levels are able to receive positive incentives.

Output 4.1: National REDD+ Fund (NRF) operational.

Output 4.2: National- and provincial-level mechanisms and standards for allocation of REDD+ positive incentives adopted.

Output 4.3: Grievance and Redness Mechanism (GRM) established.

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

Output 5.1: Scope of country’s safeguards approache defined and safeguards information system determined.

Output 5.2: Policies and measures to address and respect social and environmental safeguards operationalized.

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.

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
5. Review of Viet Nam's National REDD+ Action Programme and its Implementation
6. Approved three-year extention proposal
7. Programme Implementation Manual (PIM)
6. Viet Nam’s Modified Submission on Reference Levels for REDD+ Results Based Payments under the UNFCCC
7. Viet Nam’s Submission on Reference Levels for REDD+ Results Based Payments under the UNFCCC
8. ANNEX to Viet Nam National Forest Reference Level Development: Report on Calculation of Forest Carbon Stocks and Emission/Removal Factors from NFIMAP Cycles I to IV Plot Measurement Data
9. ANNEX to Viet Nam National Forest Reference Level Development: Report on Historical processes of forest cover map generation and the description of the latest map review and Activity Data generation process

B - Other documents

1. Newsletter - Issue 1
2. Video: UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme in Bac Kan province
3. REDD+ Academy Learning Journal
4. REDD+ Glossary (Vietnamese only)
5. Provincial REDD+ Action Plans (PRAPs) (Ca Mau - Ha Tinh - Binh Thuan - Lao Cai - Bac Kan)
6. Stakeholder Analysis & Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of National REDD Action Plan in Viet Nam
7. MoU between Ha Tinh DARD and Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Bolikhamxay and Khammounae on coordination mechanism in VN-Lao border areas on the control of trafficking of timber, non-timer forest products, wild animals in 2015 - 2016 (Click here)
8. UN-REDD Booklet (download Vietnamese only)
9. REDD+ posters and standees (poster / standees Vietnamese only)

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: