The national focal point for climate change in Fiji and to the UNFCCC secretariat and lead negotiator in international climate change meetings. The MFAIC supports the Forestry Department in lobbying for Fiji’s REDD+ agenda in international meetings, provides international policy support and helps establish relationships and networks with other countries. Both the FD and MFAIC are engaged with REDD+ financial and technical development partners.Contact: Mr Ovini Ralulu , Acting Director Climate Change Division
An international non-governmental organisation carrying out a climate-focussed afforestation project in Rakiraki. Projects such as these contribute to the development of national-scale M&E, provide inputs into guidelines on safeguards, and to the exchange of experiences and lessons learnedContact: Ms Susana Tuisese , Director
The national focal point to the Convention on Biological Biodiversity (CBD) secretariat. The agency responsible for ensuring the protection (and monitoring) of Fiji’s biodiversity and ecosystems.
Emalu if Fiji’s first and main REDD+ pilot site. The pilot site is owned by a single land owning clan made up of around 40 members. Lessons applied in Emalu is informing national REDD+ guidelines.Contact: Mr Ilaitia Leitabu
Owns majority of the mahogany plantations in Fiji. Support and identify opportunities for REDD+ activities pertaining to mahogany plantations. Mahogany plantations are the largest hardwood plantations in Fiji
A Trust for the landowners of the mahogany plantations. Represents rights of these landowners and facilitates their developmentContact: Mr Tomasi Kubuabola , Manager Fiji Mahognay Trust
The CSO platform has been established to engaged local CSOs that engage in topics and sectord that are affected by the National REDD+ Programme activities in order to improve outreach and transparency. CSOs refer to a wide array of organisations that include community groups, NGOs, labour unions, indigenous groups, charitable organisations, Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), professional associations and foundations.Contact: Adi Finau Tabakaucoro , CSO Platform Chair
A public enterprise and one of the largest plantation industries in Fiji. Support and identify opportunities for REDD+ activities pertaining to pine plantations.Contact: Asesela Cokanacagi
A Trust for the landowners of the Pine plantations. Represents rights of these landowners and facilitates their development through business venturesContact: Mr Tevita Evo
Providing technical and policy support to the Government of Fiji in the REDD readiness processContact: Ms Christine Fung , Deputy Team Leader/Land Use Planning Specialist
The custodians of ITaukei (indigenous) land in the country. Almost 90% of land in Fiji is customary owned. The Board provides guidance on the use of iTaukei land and represents the interests of iTaukei landowners on land dealings.Contact: Mr Solomoni Nata , Deputy General Manager - Operations
A non-governmental organisation carrying out REDD+ activities in the Drawa pilot site in Vanua Levu. NGOs This project has a strong community participation involvement and can contribute to the development of community consultation and participation processes for REDD+ and the exchange of experiences and lessons learnedContact: Mr Josefa Lalabalavu , Project Manager
The lead agency for the agricultural sector and focal point to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) secretariat. The Department guides the development and implementation of agriculture policies and incentives to support REDD+ strategies. Agriculture is the main driver of deforestation.Contact: Mr Nacanieli Waka , Director Land Resources Planning Department
The Fiji Forestry Department, under the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, is the lead agency for REDD+ and in charge of overall REDD+ coordination and implementation. The Conservator of Forests approves all REDD+ Project proposals and activities in consultation with the Fiji REDD+ Steering Committee.Contact: Mr Eliki Senivasa , Conservator of Forests
The Ministry responsible for developing and promoting policies to ensure good governance and welfare of the iTaukei (indigenous Fijians). Will ensure that the rights and interests of the iTaukei are safeguarded in the REDD+ processContact: Ms Marilyn Korovusere
Looks after state land including mangroves. This department hosts the Land Bank where landowners can “deposit” their land to be invested by the Department on their behalf. The department provides guidance on the use of state land and on land deposited in the Land Bank.
Contact: Mr Apete Soro
The Ministry responsible for administering activities at the Provincial level. The Provincial Administrators are close to on the ground activities and support the coordination and monitoring of REDD+ pilot site activities.
The longest serving regional organisation in the Pacific, SPC is an intergovernmental organisation providing technical and policy support in the forestry, climate change and land use sectors. Facilitates regional south-south cooperation and regional information dissemination on Fiji’s REDD+ effortsContact: Mr Sairusi Bulai
Plays an important role in reducing forest degradation and in the implementation of the Fiji Harvesting Code of Practice.Contact: Mr Amena Tuisawau
Regional University providing technical and policy support in the area of biodiversity assessments and monitoringContact: Mr Marika Tuiwawa , Curator