Readiness Preparation Proposal

To be eligible for the Readiness Fund, a member country needs to hand in a proposal and get approval for the so-called first phase of the REDD+ range: the preparation phase. This proposal is called the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal or R-PP.

The R-PP is a plan with budget and time schedule, which describes how the country can make themselves ' REDD+ ready ' using the following elements: 

  • the development of a national REDD+ strategy
  • specific policy development¬†
  • a plan for involving and consulting stakeholders and strengthening their capabilities
  • set up a national forest monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system
  • setting up national management structures for the implementation of REDD+
  • a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for the implementation of activities

In 2012 Suriname re-engaged into a national REDD+ Readiness Preparation process, after a first initiative in 2009/2010. This aimed at getting ready to possibly enter a future international REDD+ mechanism that would compensate financially for national efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and sustainable development. Suriname has formulated a five year plan to prepare the country for REDD+ as is formulated in Suriname's Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) titled 'Strengthening national capacities of Suriname for the elaboration of the national REDD+ strategy and the design of its implementation framework'.

In March 2013 Suriname presented an edited R-PP to the FCPF Participants Committee meeting (PC14), and received approval for a US$3.8 Million grant to support some of the preparatory activities towards REDD+. These funds from the FCPF will be implemented by the UNDP, as delivery partner in Suriname, as core funding to the present project document, known as Suriname REDD+ PRODOC.