The REDD+ Assistants Collective consists of representatives of indigenous and tribal communities. The appointment of the REDD+ Assistants is done by the traditional authorities of the different Indigenous and Maroon tribes in Suriname:
After appointment by the traditional authorities, each REDD+ Assistant has received training on the concept of REDD+ and basic managerial and presentation skills to prepare them for the job. All REDD+ Assistants together form the REDD+ Assistants Collective. The REDD+ Assistants report to the REDD+ Assistant Liaison Officer and the Community Liaison Officer.
The following are REDD+ Assistants functions:
All REDD+ Assistants are financially compensated for their work for the REDD+ program. Momentarily, we have around 18 trained REDD+ Assistants working in their various communities.