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Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context

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This training manual provides guidance to train grassroots facilitators to better engage stakeholders and promote equity in forest-based climate change and forest management practices. It aims to extend the practice and process of active participation towards effective engagement, through which equity can be improved. The manual argues that in order to improve the equity conditions in any process, it is critical to understand power dynamics at both the local and global levels and that this is especially relevant in all REDD+ or other forest-based climate change mitigation mechanisms or initiatives for which the parameters and rules are defined at the global, national and local levels but are implemented by communities who have limited opportunities to articulate their views at the different levels and thus limited (if any) room to influence the discourse, the processes or the interventions.