Forests and Biodiversity

    Friday, 8th April 2011

    A Stakeholders Forum on Climate Change, REDD & Forest Dependent Community Rights
    28 February – 2nd March, 2011
    Ikom, Cross River State, Nigeria.

    1.0 Introduction
    The forum was a learning and sharing point for forest dependent communities living within and around the three REDD targeted sites of Cross River State, Nigeria.
    Being an emerging issue, REDD has elicited widespread reactions and condemnations across places and peoples due to its challenge to forest/community people’s rights to resources they have managed over the centuries.
    Many forest community people were hearing and learning about REDD for the first time at the meeting.

    In order to close the information gap, It became critical for Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, in conjunction with a Calabar-based Non Governmental Organisation- Green Concern for Development, GREENCODE, to organize the program at Ikom  to build local knowledge on the facts about REDD, how it works, its implications and to allow forest dependent community people make informed choice about developments around them. The workshop revealed lack of critical knowledge on REDD in Nigeria.

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