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Cliff Notes app: will it make REDD+ user friendly?

In an effort to make REDD+ more available to a larger and interested public the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity (AGRC) releases an app called the “Cliff Notes for REDD+” by Ecosystem Marketplace. The app is a digital version of the publication “The knowledge and skills needed to engage in REDD+: a competencies framework.” The content will be frequently updated as REDD+ negotiations and policy evolves.

The purpose of the app is to make REDD+ understandable for the general public but also to engage those who can benefit and/or will be affected by the program. Using this app will hopefully help people to understand key concepts and policy implications of REDD+, but it will also provide hands-on tips on how one can design and implement REDD+ activities. The app will be available in English and Spanish.

The original publication was created with support from the Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The materials were developed by technical experts from Conservation International (CI), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, and reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts from governments, USAID, FCMC, NGOs and AGRC members.  The app was funded by Conservation International through the support of an anonymous private donor.