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CIVIL SOCIETY PORTFOLIO The Norwegian Governments International Climate and Forest Initiative (CFI): CIVIL SOCIETY PORTFOLIO by Tina Hageberg, Project.

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1 CIVIL SOCIETY PORTFOLIO The Norwegian Governments International Climate and Forest Initiative (CFI): CIVIL SOCIETY PORTFOLIO by Tina Hageberg, Project Manager Bogor, May 20, 2010

2 Presentation of the CFI civil society portfolio 1: The history of the funding scheme 2: Norads role (Norad = Norwegian Development Cooperation) 3: Overview of the current portfolio 4: Main challenges Side/Page

3 1: History of the CFI funding scheme to civil society actors Initiated in 2008; 10 grant recipients, NOK 10 mill. 2009: 150 applications, 35 grant recipients, NOK 172 mill. 2010: 154 applications, 39 grant recipients, NOK 170 mill. Side/Page

4 2: Norads role within the CFI The funding scheme is a collaboration between: -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs -The Ministry of Environment -Norad Panel of technical experts Combining grant management and the potential for poverty reduction Side/Page

5 Civil Society is in a position to strengthen the poverty reduction objective in REDD by e.g.: providing local communities with the knowledge they need to maintain their interests towards REDD –A better understanding of REDD = better benefits from REDD bringing local concerns to the table in policy discussions demanding transparency and accountability in REDD processes and introducing sustainable livelihoods and practices that may secure income while at the same time keeping the forest standing (e.g. PES) Side/Page

6 3: Overview of the current portfolio 39 grant recipients – NOK 170 mill 36 countries – most frequent countries are: - Indonesia (19) - Peru (11) - Guyana and DRC (8 each) Shift in priorities from policy and analysis to long term projects with a local/ national component Thematically varied portfolio Side/Page

7 4: Main challenges Projects viewed in isolation this far Risk of overlapping activities Demand? Lack of realism when expecting results Side/Page

8 Terima kasih Side/Page


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