Report on state level multi-stakeholders workshop on community forestry & REDD+

A state level multi stakeholder workshop on community forestry and REDD+ was organised by Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC), Bhubaneswar, with support from Community Forestry International (CFI) at DRTC-CYSD, Bhubaneswar, on 30th June 2012 to discuss the issues and challenges in management of community forest, focusing specially on REDD+. The specific objectives of the workshop were: to identify issues relating to community forestry in the context of REDD+ in state and take stock of initiatives taken to address these issues by the forest department, research institutions, NGOs etc; and to develop strategies and approaches for sustainable management of community forestry with the roles of various stakeholders clearly defined and focusing especially on REDD+.

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