REDD+ Steering Committee (RSC)

REDD+ Steering Committee (RSC)

REDD+ Steering Committee (RSC) is one of the three entities which have already been formed during readiness for REDD+ management arrangements. The REDD+ Steering Committees (RSC) are established in federal and regional state levels of administrations. The main functions of both REDD+ Steering Committees are an advisory and guiding role, and creating linkages and coordination on REDD+ issues and activities to senior government agencies.

Federal REDD Steering Committee (FRSC)

The Federal REDD Steering Committee (FRSC), chaired by MEFCC, is made up of high level representatives, higher officials from regional governments and state ministers of relevant sectoral ministries.

Members of the Federal REDD Steering Committee (FRSC)

  1. Minister, MEFCC
  2. State Minister, Forest Sector
  3. State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource
  4. State Minister, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
  5. Director General, Ethiopian Wild Animals Protection Authority
  6. Coordinator, National REDD+ Secretariat

Regional REDD+ Steering Committees (RRSC)

The regional level REDD+ management entities are constituted in more or less the same way as in the federal arrangement while taking into account regional circumstances. The overall implementation arrangement at the regional level is expected to provide a coordination platform in bringing together all relevant actors together and ensure their full participation in the planning, execution and monitoring of REDD+ implementation activities within the regional jurisdiction. Wherever appropriate, similar Zonal level coordination mechanisms will be put in place.

Lower level REDD+ institutions are being developed, and will be part of Regional REDD+ implementation arrangement.. Wereda level REDD+ implementation units will serve as a coordination platform where relevant REDD+ actors will fully coordinate in implementing REDD+ activities across sectors and across spatial scales within each region. For this, while aWereda REDD+ Steering committee, chaired by the Woreda Administration. will oversee  and regularly monitor the implementation of REDD+ activities at wereda and local level and Wereda REDD+ Implementing Unit composed of major implementing actors at Wereda level (e.g. agriculture, livestock, forestry, land use etc...)  will be responsible for day to day implementation of REDD+ activities. A Woreda REDD+ coordinator will be responsible for coordination of REDD+ implementation in the short term, and this task will be taken over by the government eventually following the management arrangement described above. In making the management arrangement at Wereda (local) level more efficient and cost-effective, existing structures for other developmental projects (e.g., SLMP Woreda Team) can be used (if available) in the management and coordination of REDD+ activities.