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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Membership:

The Technical Working Group will be chaired by the UN-REDD Programme Director or his/her nominee, and facilitated by the PMU. Each of the following institutions will have one focal point to represent them, but may nominate additional experts to be included in a roster of experts who may be invited to participate in group meetings where their specific skills are required.

Climate Change Project Implementation Unit

  • Agriculture, forestry and other land use sector(s)

Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment

  • National Remote Sensing Centre
  • Environmental Information Centre
  • Environmental Research Centre

Administration of Land Affairs, Geodesy and Cartography

  • Engineering Survey and Monitoring Department

National Registration and Statistical Office

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • National Forest Inventory Project

Forest Research and Development Centre

  • Forest Resources and Utilization Department

National University of Mongolia

  • School of Applied mathematics and chemical engineering

Mongolian University of Science and Technology

  • Institute of Forest

Mongolian University of Life Sciences

  • School of Agro-ecology

Institute of General and Experimental Biology, MAS

  • Laboratory of Forest Phytoceneology

Institute of Geography and Geoecology, MAS

  • Department of Forest Resources