Under the REDD+ Readiness process, the Government of Mongolia has gained both technical and/or financial support from key national institutions and partners who will play active roles and take part in specific technical considerations in helping put together these key requirements.
With support from the UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme, the following three Technical Working Groups were established:
- TWG on REDD+ National Strategy and Policies (RNSP): During the Roadmap implementation phase, it is responsible for: harmonizing national policies, laws and plans with REDD+; developing governance and social and environmental safeguards; identifying drivers of deforestation and degradation, and; formulating the REDD+ Strategy; and creating a transparent and equitable framework to manage REDD+ support.
- TWG on Forest Reference Level and the National Forest Monitoring System (FRL & NFMS): During the Roadmap implementation phase, it is responsible for: proposing methodologies for the development of FRELs/FRLs and for conducting pilot demonstrations; responsible for providing technical support to the designing and piloting the national forest monitoring system.
- TWG on Safeguard Information System (SIS): During the Roadmap implementation phase, it is responsible for: preparing and implementing a gender responsive Consultation and Communication Plan. This ensures that REDD+ is implemented with effective stakeholder engagement and in accordance with the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). This TWG will also be responsible for supporting the work of the CSO/LC Forum and its members.