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The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit, which seeks to match the scale of the global climate change mitigation challenge and enable systematic, focused capacity development to deliver REDD+ on the ground.
The development of the REDD+ Academy responds to needs expressed by UN-REDD Programme partner countries for a regionally focused education initiative for those involved in national REDD+ programmes.
The REDD+ e-Academy comprises two e-courses which aim to ensure the material developed for the REDD+ Academy is accessible to all. The two courses are Fundamentals on REDD+ and Advancing on REDD+. While the first course provides the basics for a good understanding of REDD+ principles, the second provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level. Overall, the two courses provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.
The REDD+ e-Academy is an e-learning course which aims to ensure the material developed for the REDD+ Academy is accessible to all. It provides an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim to empower participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.
- Describe the process and objectives of developing a National Forest Monitoring System;
- Explain the importance of developing Forest Reference [Emission] Levels (FRELs/FRLs);
- Explain the need for Safeguard Information Systems in REDD+ implementation;
- Describe the characteristics of an Incentive Allocation System;
- Describe the importance of stakeholder engagement for successful REDD+ implementation;
- Describe the underlying governance factors that can affect REDD+ implementation.
The Advancing on REDD+ course is structured around six modules. While how to prepare and implement REDD+ at the national level through a National Strategy or Action Plan, including financial resources available, is discussed in the course Fundamentals on REDD+, the Advancing on REDD+ course presents the other three REDD+ elements, to which it adds the importance of engaging the relevant stakeholders in the process and the principles of good governance.
The six modules are as follows:
1. National Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+;
2. Forest Reference Emission Levels (FRELs);
3. REDD+ Safeguards under the UNFCCC;
4. Approaches for the Allocation of Incentives;
5. Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+;
6. Good Governance.
The course is self-paced and adapted to the schedule of full-time working professionals. Participants are provided with the opportunity to learn through various experiences: absorb (read); interact (activity); and reflect (relate to one’s own reality).
The six modules of the course are self-standing and can be completed in any order. However, it is recommended that learners complete the modules in a chronological order, if they do not have pre-existing knowledge of all the topics.
The successful completion of each module rewards learners with a badge. Users who receive all six badges, associated with the six modules of the course, will receive a certificate of completion of the course.
The REDD+ e-Academy aims to train REDD+ decision-makers in economic and policy areas - essential for the success of Results-based Actions - in sectors such as agriculture, energy, mining, finance and development planning.
Other REDD+ stakeholders, such as civil society and academia, will also find useful information in the two courses.
The course on Advancing on REDD+ is directed at the above-mentioned individuals, who already have pre-existing knowledge of the principles of REDD+.
The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit, which seeks to match the scale of the global climate change mitigation challenge and enable systematic, focused capacity development to deliver REDD+ on the ground. The REDD+ Academy is a comprehensive response to capacity building needs identified by the countries receiving support from the UN-REDD Programme. The main aim of the REDD+ Academy is to empower potential “REDD+ champions” with the requisite knowledge and skills to promote the implementation of national REDD+ activities.