18 November 2013
Vietnam was chosen as the first field dialogue country given its extensive experiences with benefit distribution in the forest sector and the advanced thinking on how to link those experiences with REDD+ Benefit Sharing at national and sub-national levels. The Vietnam Dialogue offered a platform to take stock of the current status of benefit sharing in Vietnam, share the experiences with other REDD+ countries and identify key ways forward towards equitable, effective and efficient REDD+ benefit sharing both in Vietnam and internationally.
Participants spent two-days in a field site where they discussed how benefit sharing mechanisms are designed and implemented with local communities, researches, companies and government representatives. Based on the field trip experience as well as a background paper that introduced the context of Benefit Sharing discussions in Vietnam, Dialogue participants took part in two-day facilitated discussions in both plenary and small groups. Materials from the Dialogue can be found on the Vietnam REDD+ Benefit Sharing Field Dialogue page.