FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE

NATIONAL REDD+ SECRETARIAT, R-Package: Readiness Progress and Multi-stakeholder Self-Assessment Report of Ethiopia, June 2017, Addis Ababa

Table of Contents

  • Acronyms. 4
  • Executive summary. 8
  1. Introduction. 11
  • 1.1 Background. 11
  • 1.2 REDD+ Process in Ethiopia. 12
  1. Multi-stakeholder self-assessment process. 14
  • 2.1 Objectives of the Self-Assessment 14
  • 2.2 Self-Assessment Process, Data Collection and Analysis. 14
  • 2.2.1 The Participatory Self-Assessment Process. 14
  • 2.2.2 Methods of data collection and analysis. 16
  1. REDD+ Readiness Self-Assessment Results. 17
  • 3.1 Component 1: Readiness Organization and Consultation. 17
  • 3.1.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Component Organization and Consultation. 17
  • 3.1.2. Results of Self-assessment for the Component Organization and Consultation. 17
  • 3.1.2.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Management Arrangements. 18
  • 3.1.2.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Sub-component Management Arrangements. 21
  • 3.1.2 Subcomponent: 1b. Consultation, Participation, and Outreach. 23
  • 3.1.2.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Consultation, Participation and Outreach. 23
  • 3.1.2.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Sub-component Consultation participation and Outreach. 25
  • 3.2 Component 2: REDD+ Strategy Preparation. 26
  • 3.2.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Preparation of REDD+ Strategy. 26
  • 3.2.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Component 2 – Preparation of REDD+ Strategy. 27
  • 3.2.1 Subcomponent 2a: Assessment of Land Use, Land Use Change Drivers, Forest Law, Policy and Governance. 29
  • 3.2.1.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Assessment of Land Use, Land Use Change Drivers, Forest Law, Policy and Governance. 29
  • 3.1.2.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Subcomponent Assessment of Land Use, Land Use Change Drivers, Forest Law, Policy and Governance. 30
  • 3.2.2 Sub-Component 2b: REDD+ Strategy Options. 31
  • 3.2.2.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Strategic Options. 31
  • 3.2.2.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Subcomponent Strategic Options. 32
  • 3.2.3 Sub-Component 2c: Implementation Framework. 34
  • 3.2.3.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Implementation Framework. 34
  • 3.2.3.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Subcomponent Implementation Framework. 34
  • 3.2.4 Subcomponent 2d. Social and environmental impacts. 35
  • 3.2.4.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Social and Environmental Impacts. 35
  • 3.2.4.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Subcomponent Social and Environmental Impacts. 36
  • 3.3 Component 3: Forest Reference Emissions Level/Reference Levels. 36
  • 3.3.1Progress and Major Achievements on Forest Reference Emissions Level/Reference Levels. 36
  • 3.3.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Component Forest Reference Levels. 39
  • 3.4 Component 4: Development of Monitoring System for Forests and Safeguards. 39
  • 3.4.1 Sub-Component 4a: National Forest Monitoring System.. 40
  • 3.4.1.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Monitoring System for Forests. 40
  • 3.4.1.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Subcomponent National Forest Monitoring System.. 42
  • 3.4.2 Sub-Component Information System for Multiple Benefits. Other Impacts, Governance and Safeguards. 43
  • 3.4.2.1 Progress and Major Achievements on Information System for Multiple Benefits. Other Impacts, Governance and Safeguards. 43
  • 3.4.2.2 Results of Self-assessment for the Subcomponent Information System for Multiple Benefits. Other Impacts, Governance and Safeguards. 44
  1. Towards Results Based Actions (REDD+ Initiatives) 45
  • 4.1 Oromia Forested Landscape Program.. 45
  • 4.2 REDD+ Investment Program.. 46
  1. Overall conclusions. 46
  2. Next steps. 47
  • Annexes. 48
  • Annex 1: References to key outputs of the readiness preparation process. 49
  • Annex 2:  Self-assessment Results Summary Matrix: Achievements, gaps and areas for improvements. 61
  • Annex 3: Scores against the 34 criteria given by stakeholder groups and combined score. 74
  • Annex 4: Attendance list, addresses and signatures of participants in the self-assessment 78
  • Annex 5: The 54 Diagnostic Questions Used for  the Self-Assessment 87
  • Annex 6: Color scores given by five stakeholder groups against the 54 diagnostic questions. 93

For the full R-Package Report Ethiopia R-Package Revised Version August 2017 to download

Key References of the readiness preparation process (R-Package Ethiopia)

 

Component Subcomponents Criterion Deliverables/Outputs
1. Readiness Organization and consultation

 

1a National REDD+ Management arrangements 1. Accountability and transparency

 

2. Operating mandate and budget
3. Multi-sector coordination mechanism and inter-sector collaboration
4. Technical supervision capacity
5. Fund management capacity
6. Mechanism for information exchange and claim compensation
1b Consultation, Participation and Outreach 7. Participation and involvement of main relevant stakeholders
8. Consultation processes
9. Exchange of and access to information
(sharing of information and disclosure)
  • Communication strategy exists (Communications strategy_Final)
  • Web-based systems designed and made operational
  • Website: http://www.ethiopiareddplus.gov.et
  • Web blog: www.reddplusethiopia.wordpress.com
  • Use of mass media: FANA Audio /Talk show (channels)
  • 7 languages drivers of DD
  • Some effort on production of brochures/posters/roll-up in different languages (accessibility of information), but limited accessibility
  • Limited access to information on REDD+ for local communities- limited use of local radios/local languages
10. Release and public dissemination of consultation results
2. Preparing the REDD+ Strategy

(National REDD+ Strategy)

2a Assessment of land use, land use change drivers, forest law policy and governance

 

11. Assessment & Analysis
12. Establishing priorities regarding direct and indirect causal factors/barriers to increasing carbon stocks
  • Draft National REDD+ strategy available (7 April, 2017 Draft REDD+ Strategy__Version 1)
  • Done in the national REDD+ strategy
  • Number of consultative meetings held for refining with consultations made at federal and regional stakeholders including CSOs/NGOs)
  • Leaflets on strategic options
  • Serious prioritization exercise demonstrated during the design of the OFLP and REDD+ investment proposal
  • Assessment of feasibility of selected strategic options (including social and environmental impact, cost-benefits, legal aspects) available
2c Implementation framework 20. Directives for implementation

  • Institutional architecture of REDD+ implementation in national system assessed and validated at national and regional levels
  • REDD+ implementation manual available (Subnational)
  • Use of existing structures with strategic project support for implementation
2d. Social and environmental impacts 23. Analysis of issues relating to social and environmental safeguards
25. Environmental and social management framework
3. Emission reference level/ Reference level

(FREL/FRL Final)

3. Emission reference level/ Reference level 26. Demonstration of the methodology
28. Technical feasibility of the methodology focus and congruence with the guidance and directives of the UNFCCC and IPCC
4. Forestry monitoring and safeguard information system

 

 

4a National Forest Monitoring System (MRV) 29. Documentation for monitoring focus

31. Institutional mechanisms and capacities

4b Information systems for multiple benefits, other impacts, governance and safeguards 34. Institutional mechanisms and capacities
  • Roles and responsibilities in SIS-SIS institutionalization and linked with NMFS/MRV (Data Sharing Policy)
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