Webcast Recap


8:30        Registration

9:00        Coffee and Informal Reception

9:30        Welcome to Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program by Paolo Sotero

9:40        Brief Overview of Experts’ Workshop Purpose and Outcomes by Diane Russell, USAID Biodiversity and Social Science Specialist

Introduction of Alexandria Panehal, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade (EGAT),  by Diane Russell

10:00     Introduction of USAID’s Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg by Alexandria Panehal

10:05     Gender and REDD+  -  Remarks by USAID Deputy Administrator Steinberg

10:15     Taking a Gender Perspective  - Presentation of Workshop Outcomes by Jeannette Gurung of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)  – and short Q&A moderated by Deputy Administrator Steinberg

10:45     Introduction of USAID’s Global Climate Change Coordinator Kit Batten by Alexandria Panehal

Remarks by Kit Batten on the Social Dimensions of the US Government REDD+ Strategy

11:00    Presentation of Workshop Outcomes:

Enhancing REDD+ Outcomes (Effectiveness and Efficiency) by Michael Richards, Forest Trends

Enhancing REDD+ Equity, Democracy and Governance by Xiaoting Hou, The Forest Dialogue

11:30     Plenary Discussion

12:30     Lunch

1:30        Update on REDD+ SES and other processes by Joanna Durban, CCBA Coordinator and others

2:30        Topic for Further Discussion:  Where and How Can we Best Focus our Efforts to Move Ahead?

Discussion groups (coffee available all afternoon) – organized around roles of different types of actor, i.e., donors, NGOs, researchers, etc.

3: 30       Groups Report Back to Plenary and Final Discussion        

5:00        Close Forum                                      


  • Paulo Sotero

    Director, Brazil Institute
  • Diane Russell

    Biodiversity and Social Science Specialist, United States Agency for International Development
  • Donald Steinberg

    Deputy Administrator, Office of the Administrator, United States Agency for International Development