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National Consultation of Indigenous Peoples on REDD+ Readiness: Bangladesh Chapter

From 23 to 24 October 2013, a national level consultation of indigenous peoples (IPs) on REDD+ readiness took place in Dhaka.

Among those present were Raja Devasish Roy, the Chakma Chief; 43 IP representatives of different constituencies across the country; Md. Yunus Ali, the Chief Conservator of Forests in Bangladesh; and, his deputy Haradhan Banik.

The objectives of the consultation were to share the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) with the IPs of Bangladesh and collect their inputs, feedbacks and recommendations.  The consultation also served as a platform for IPs and the Government of Bangladesh to discuss coordination and cooperation in the implementation of the REDD+ roadmap, by respecting the roles of IPs in sustainable forest management and livelihoods in Bangladesh.

The decision to conduct the national consultation in Dhaka was timely as it provided an opportunity to engage IPs in the REDD+ process before implementation begins. They were also able to share their issues and concerns, and make recommendations for the proposed revision of relevant policies and programs in the REDD+ process in Bangladesh.

The consultation was fruitful because there was enough space not only to understand the IPs’ gaps in understanding REDD+, but also their concerns. The set of recommendations prepared by the IPs on the REDD+ process was presented to the Government of Bangladesh. It was welcomed, signaling further cooperation and collaboration in the REDD+ process in Bangladesh between IPs and the government. The consultation encouraged indigenous leaders to fully and effectively participate not only in the R-PP Validation Workshop, but also in similar forthcoming meetings.





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