Addis Ababa: Third Regional REDD+ Training the Trainers Workshop success

redd-workshopThe third regional REDD+ Monitoring and Measurement, Reporting and Verification “Training the Trainers” workshop took place during 19-23 September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was the third of four regional one-week “Training the Trainers” workshops, which are taking place across three continents: one in South-East Asia (in English), one in Latin America (in Spanish), and two in Africa (in French and English). A select group of approximately 35 participants from countries in each region (2-3 participants per country) attend the trainings with the aim of further disseminating the knowledge and insights gained and to train others who are involved in REDD+ monitoring and reporting in their countries. The workshops are jointly organized by partners from the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD), with overall coordination by Wageningen University. As part of the GOFC-GOLD partnership, START supported the training by facilitating the participation of two GOFC-GOLD Networks from Africa—the West Africa Regional Network (WARN) and the Miombo Land Use Land Change Network—in this important training.

The workshop report and presentations can be accessed via this link:

More information about the GOFC-GOLD program can be found here:

For additional information on the program, please contact Senay Habtezion at