REDD+ options strategy workshop conducted in Tsirang

Representatives from geogs and community forest management group with organiserOctober 9-12, Tsirang: A total of seventy six participants attended the workshop on formulation of REDD + options strategy for Tsirang Dzongkhag at Damphu Resort.

The Dzongkhag level consultative REDD+ (countries’ efforts to reduce emissions from  deforestation and forest  degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) strategy development workshop was conducted in two phases.

Officials from agriculture, livestock, research sub-centre, Bhutan Telecom, Bhutan Power Corporation, Engineering Section, BAFRA and Environment Sector attended the first phase Dzongkhag level workshop. The second phase geog level workshop was conducted for the representatives from geogs and community forest management group from twelve geogs in Tsirang.

The workshop aimed to build awareness and capacity on REDD+ to the different relevant sectors and formulated a strategic plan for identification of activities that can help in reducing emissions from the deforestation and degradation.

Participants reviewed the proposed REDD + Strategy options and provided suggestions with new proposals/activity. They ranked the proposed actions relevant according to their geog and sector. They have also drawn the indicators for measuring the success of implementation of the proposed activity, expenditure estimates and agencies responsible for implementation.

The workshop was technically facilitated and organised by the Chief Forestry Officer, Tsirang Forest Division with fund support from the Watershed Management Division.


Reported by Tsirang Forest Division

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