On 17.2.2014, the Programme Management Unit (PMU) of UN-REDD+ Viet Nam Phase II cooperated with Binh Thuan Province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) to organize a workshop on raising awareness on climate change and REDD+ for stakeholders at provincial and district level in the province.
More than 50 participants from DARD, forestry departments, forest protection departments, managements boards of protection forests, natural reserves, forestry companies and other related stakeholders participated the workshop. Representative of United Nations Environment Programme participated and co-chaired the workshop.
At the workshop, concepts of climate change, forest, REDD+, history of REDD+, legal framework for implementing REDD+ in Viet Nam and etc. were introduced to participants. Participatory method was applied in order to facilitate the participation of participants.
"The workshop will be the fundamental for better participation and implementation of activities of UN-REDD+ Viet Nam Phase II Programme in the coming time," said Mai Kieu, Deputy Director of Binh Thuan DARD.
The workshop is the first activity of a series of awareness raising to be implemented by the programme in order to build up the fundamentals for the implementation of REDD+ activities in general as well as the programme's activities in specific.