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International workshop “Study Exchange on Innovative Financing Mechanisms in Support of Forest and Landscape Restoration and Payment for Ecosystem Services in Viet Nam” in Ha Noi

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The International workshop “Study Exchange on Innovative Financing Mechanisms in Support of Forest and Landscape Restoration and Payment for Ecosystem Services in Viet Nam” was held in Vietnam National University of Forestry on 09th Jan 2018.
International workshop “Study Exchange on Innovative Financing Mechanisms in Support of Forest and Landscape Restoration and Payment for Ecosystem Services in Viet Nam” in Ha Noi
Vietnam is the first country in Asia to implement the national PFES program. The goal of the program is to improve the forest area, the quality of forests and increase the contribution of the forestry sector to the national economy, reduce the financial burden from the state budget for forest management and protection, and improve the life of the people.
 
In the context of development cooperation, UNDP and FAO Cambodia would like to reach out to policymakers, stakeholder representatives on policy and financial mechanisms to exchange and share experiences in the application of similar policies and programs in Cambodia.
 

Vietnam National University of Forestry in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), organized a study course, exchange and learning experiences on implementation of PFES and Implementing REED + activities in Vietnam. The workshop was held on 09/01/2018 at meeting room E, A3 building, Vietnam National University of Forestry, with the participants as follows:

  • Participants from Cambodia

  • Representative of FAO Vietnam:

    Mr. Nguyen Song Ha - Assistant Chief, Representative of FAO, VietnamMr. Nguyen Trung Thong - Program Coordinator
  • A representative of VNForest: Mr. Nguyen Ba Ngai - Deputy Director General - Director of VNFF Fund

  • Representatives of Department of Planning and Finance: Mr. Pham Hong Luong - Director

  • A representative of UN-REDD+ Vietnam: Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy - Deputy Project Director for REDD + Preparedness in Vietnam

  • A representative of Hoa Binh  Forest Protection and Development Fund: Mr. Nguyen Thach Lam - Director and colleagues

  • A representative of Son La Forest Protection and Development FundMr. Luong Thai Hung - PFES specialist and colleagues

  • Representatives of Vietnam National University of Forestry: Mr. Tran Quang Bao - Vice president

  • Representatives of Institute for Forest Ecology and Environment:

    • Mr. Le Sy Doanh - Director

    • Mr. Pham Van Duan - Vice-director

    • Mr. Vuong Van Quynh - Advisor

  • At the meeting, the participants listened to the presentation about:

    • Overview of Payment For Forest Environment Services in Vietnam

    • Overview of Financial Management Mechanism of Payment For Forest Environment Services in Vietnam.

    • Overview of Vietnam REDD+ Fund

    • Introduce some research on Payment For Forest Environment Services

    • Sharing experiences on Payment For Forest Environmental Services of Hoa Binh  Forest Protection and Development Fund

    • Sharing experiences on Payment For Forest Environmental Services of Son La  Forest Protection and Development Fund

During the working session, participants discussed and shared their experiences on the implementation of the policy for Payment for Forest Environmental Services and REDD + activities in Vietnam. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Tran Quang Bao - Vice president of the Vietnam National University of Forestry summarized the results of the workshop. 

Some photos of the workshop:
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Mr. Nguyen Ba Ngai and Mr. Tran Quang Bao (Host)
 
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Mr. Tran Quang Bao introduced some research on Payment For Forest Environment Services
 
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Mr. Luong Thai Hung shared experiences on PFES implementation in Son La

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Mr. Nguyen Thach Lam shared experiences on PFES implementation in Hoa Binh

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Ms. Dang Thuy Nga - PFES Winrock specialist shared experiences

 
http://vstrmt.vnuf.edu.vn/documents/31879/5983554/8.JPG?t=1516003529417
Taking memorial photo
 

 

Author: Scientific Management Team

Source: Institute for Forest Ecology and Environment

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List of implementing projects in 2017:
 
1. Supporting Di Linh Forestry and Bao Lam Forestry Company Limited (SFFC) to meet international standards for SFM in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) funded by FAOVN

2. Review, adjust the Plan for forest protection, restoration and sustainable development of the Central Highlands up to 2025 with orientation to 2030 funded by VNFOREST

3. Co-operation between UNEP and IFEE in undertaking the work contributing to the development of a knowledge package on the use of spatial analysis supporting REDD+ planning at the sub-national level
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