Expert workshop

Indigenous Peoples in REDD+ Processes

Expert Workshop on full and effective par­ti­ci­pa­tion of Indi­ge­nous Peoples in REDD+Processes, 10-12 September, 2013, Castle Weilburg

Co-hosted by BMZ, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and UN-REDD Programme, an in­ter­national expert workshop took place in Weilburg, Germany, from 10th to 12th of September: "Practical Approaches to Ensuring the Full and Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples in REDD+".

How can we encourage and enable full and effective participation of Indi­ge­nous Peoples in REDD+ decision-making? How do we move Indigenous Peoples participation from a formality to meaningful collaborative decision-making? And, how do we move from consultation to full participation and inclusion in REDD-relevant policy design and implementation?

With these framing questions, the workshop offered space for the analysis of REDD+ participation and con­sul­ta­tion standards, explored practical ap­proaches and shed light on unsolved questions evolving around the challenge to provide for legitimate, effective and yet feasible inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in REDD+processes.

Experts in the field of indigenous human rights, participatory approaches and REDD+ were discussing with imple­men­ters from REDD+ coun­tries. An evening reception on 10th September in the Castle of Weilburg offered the op­por­tu­nity to interested parties to network and exchange experience with the participants.

Key Messages

Weilburg Workshop Report


Organizers, moderators, team

List of participants

Input Papers


Background information

A list of links to documents and websites with background information for the expert workshop is available here.


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