The Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance has received a boost in its efforts to fight the climate crisis.
In recognition of the incredible work that PACJA Gabon is carrying out, the government has mandated the alliance to control and manage $270,000 intended for community sensitization on Land use planning and REDD+.
At the same time, PACJA Gabon will be convening a meeting for 120 members of the Gabonese parliament on 27th May 2019 to lobby for laws that support REDD+ implementation of REDD+ in the country. This is towards achieving objective 2 of the FCPF REDD+ project that PACJA is implementing and which is supported by World Bank. This demonstrates incredible convening power of PACJA in Africa.
The Government of Gabon further threw its weight behind the alliance with a pledge to support the FCPF capacity building project for CSOs on REDD+.
The FCPF project has had a great impact in communities, with the government now saying it is pleased with the role PACJA Gabon is playing in raising awareness on REDD+ throughout the country.
PACJA has demonstrated incredible capacity to mobilise CSOs and communities in general and to rally them behind implementation of REDD+ in Gabon.
The Government of Gabon has adopted a unique approach to implementation of REDD+ in the country, where this concept is embedded in the national development planning. Land use planning has been viewed as the main strategy in REDD+ implementation in the country.
Lundovic Ngok Bomak from the REDD+ office in Gabon addressing a delegation from PACJA secretariet. Mr Lundovic announced that the Government of Gabon will fund PACJA Gabon to support implementation of REDD+ since the government has realized the potential and capacity of PACJA Gabon in mobilizing and awareness creation targeting CSOs and communities
Currently, PACJA Gabon is implementing FCPF REDD+ project which aims at development of capacities of Gabon's community stakeholders to participate actively in the implementation of the REDD+ process in Gabon with the following objectives:
Sensitizing communities on the progress of REDD+ in Gabon, history and challenges of REDD+ in Gabon, in-depth analysis of the R-PIN and R-PP Gabon, presentations of the response strategy to the implementation of REDD + in Gabon.
Improving the understanding of members of civil society platforms engaged in REDD mainly, and other participants on topical issues related to environmental protection, REDD +, Climate change, sustainable development, gender and social equity;
To inform, sensitize and share lessons learned during international workshops initiated by PACJA and its partners on the involvement of CSOs, local communities, women and indigenous peoples in the REDD + process.
Lobbying authorities and development partners for the establishment of an inclusive and multi sectoral national REDD + platform as an advisory and follow-up advisory body but also a key partner of the State of Gabon in the preparation and implementation of REDD +;
Developing a plan of strategic and operational actions of civil society for its effective contribution in the PACJA Gabon will be convening a meeting for 120 members of Gabonese parliament on 27th May 2019 to lobby for laws that support REDD+ implementation of REDD+ in the country. This is towards achieving objective 2 of the FCPF REDD+ project that PACJA is implementing and which is supported by World Bank. This demonstrates incredible convening power of PACJA in Africa.implementation and monitoring of the REDD + process in Gabon,
Information and sensitization campaigns for indigenous peoples and forest dwellers potentially targeted by REDD + on land allocation. These are mainly Pygmy communities.