31- 6 August, Thimphu: The Department of Forests & Park Services (DoFPS) held a week long virtual project supervision mission meeting starting from 31st July to 6th August, 2020 with the team from Word Bank offices based in Washington DC, New Delhi and the Bhutan Country Office. The supervision mission visit lead by Ms. Andrea Kutter, the Technical Task leader, World Bank, is held annually to follow up and review progress on the implementation of the Bhutan REDD+ Readiness Preparation Program.
The Project is financed through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of World Bank. The grant of US$3.8 million became effective on March 19, 2015 and closed in June, 2020. In March 2017, the FCPF Participants Committee (PC) approved the MTR (Mid-term Review Report) of the Project along with proposal for additional funding of US$4.8 million in support of Bhutan’s REDD+ Readiness Program. The RGOB and the World Bank signed the Additional Funding Grant Agreement on February 9, 2018. The Grant closes on December, 2021. The Project Development Objective is to build the national capacity of Bhutan to engage in REDD+ efforts at the national as well as international levels, through strengthened policies, increased knowledge on REDD+, and enhanced data availability on forests and forest management. The project is coordinated by the REDD+ Secretariat based in the Watershed Management Division of the DoFPS
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