Cambodia REDD+ Capacity Building Services Assessment
Building capacity for developing and implementing a REDD+ mechanism is a key component of REDD+ readiness processes that have been underway for over three years. Backed by substantive funding from a large number of organizations, government agencies, and individuals, a multitude of organizations are conducting awareness raising and training activities in all REDD+ nations. The massive increase in capacity building activities during a rather short period begs the question of whether capacity building service providers are meeting country needs in getting ready for REDD+.
Surprisingly, little is known about the competencies of these organizations which include government agencies, NGOs, community groups, academic institutions, think-tanks, consultants, legal firms, REDD+ projects and the media. To fill this knowledge gap, The Learning Institute (LI) and RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, with financial and advisory support from the Global UN-REDD Programme through the United Nations Environment Programme, assessed strengths and weaknesses and identified gaps in the capacity building services being provided against Cambodia’s REDD+ readiness needs. This report provides the main results of the assessment and recommendations to inform the REDD+ capacity building process in Cambodia.