The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework

18 April 2014 | News story

From forest-dependent communities to government staff, many stakeholders are in need of comprehensive information to effectively engage in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities.

Recognizing this need, members of the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity (AGRC) have created The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework, a single reference that enables readers to quickly understand key concepts, policy benchmarks, technical elements, skills, tools and resources for ten specific REDD+ themes.  In addition to covering these ten REDD+ themes, the Framework also provides guidance on designing REDD+ capacity building programs for a variety of stakeholders, with case studies on existing REDD+ capacity building programs.

This document was developed with support from the Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The materials were first developed by technical experts from Conservation International (CI), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC), and then reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts from REDD+ country governments, USAID, FCMC, NGOs and AGRC members.

The Framework is available for download at:, as well as, and