Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:51

Workshop on Social and Environmental Safeguards for REDD+ , Central sector

A one day workshop on environmental and social safeguards held in Medani the capital of Al Gizera on Wednesday, January 17th , 2018 in the presence of representatives of the minister of agriculture in the state, National Coordinator of the program of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), Focal Point the Forest Central sector, managers and representatives of the states of Al Gizera, the White Nile, Blue Nile and Sinnar is the presence of the representatives of the Association relevant to the above mentioned states. The overall attendance was 44 participants.

At the opening session of the workshop, speech from the focal point of the central sector, the director of the State Forest in Al Gizera, the National Coordinator of the Program and his Excellency the Minister of Agriculture in Al Gizera state.

The main paper of the workshop was presented by Ms. Asia Adlan (the program specialist of the social and environmental safeguards). The title of the paper is: the environmental and social safeguards for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). Then the floor was opened for discussion, availing sufficient time for all participants to give their views.

The number of recommendations in this workshop about 20 including the following

Focus on training and guidance and information

Work to resolve conflicts on the level of governance

Work on the dissemination of information relating to the program to build trust with the communities

Targeting the wooded resources (NES to its economic, social and environmental impact with the work on the protection of this resource locally and internationally (gum arabic).

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