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Introduction on the Sub-technical Working Group on MRV (STWG-MRV)

The Sub-technical Working Group on MRV (STWG-MRV) meets periodically, averaging once in two months. If you would like to join these meetings, please send an email to Akiko.Inoguchi@fao.org.
The Sub-technical Working Group on MRV (STWG-MRV) meets periodically, averaging once in two months. If you would like to join these meetings, please send an email to Akiko.Inoguchi@fao.org.Co-conveners:
  • Department of Science Technology and International Cooperation, VNFOREST, MARD
  • FAO/UN-REDD+


Operational procedures of the STWG:

  • The STWG-MRV is a loose network of organizations/individuals working on aspects of MRV and REL/RL of REDD+ readiness in Vietnam.
  • The STWG-MRV functions as a venue for general or focused discussions on related matters, and operates without a documented TOR.
  • The STWG-MRV meets periodically or as opportunities arise.
  • Meeting minutes are shared with the Network members through its google-groups email list-serve.


STWG-MRV hosted meetings so far (as of April 2011):

  • 21 April 2010: Brain-storming on MRV framework for REDD+-Vietnam
  • 13 August 2010: REL/RL and PCM
  • 25-26 August 2010: Joint field meeting on Participatory Carbon Monitoring (and implications of REDD+ in CFM areas) in Dak Nong
  • 12 October 2010: R-PP components 3 and 4 review
  • 23 November 2010: REL/RL and MRV general discussions with FAO lead technical office
  • 21 January 2011: MRV related deliberations from Cancun


Main areas of discussions so far:

  • Different institutional options for forest inventory and monitoring in Vietnam
  • REL/RL methodology discussions (for details, see R-PP Component 3)
  • Participatory C-stock monitoring (PCM) - its roles, functions and approaches for measurement
  • Historical forest inventory data/map availability and quality
  • Forestry data platform (FORMIS)
  • Updates on the proposal for the 5th Cycle of the National Forest Inventory and Monitoring Programme (NFIMP)
  • Institutional arrangements for the National MRV System
  • Other information sharing from related activities and projects end
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