The Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) is a global initiative that supports the participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in the international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and promote sustainable forest management. Although still a relatively new initiative, it is showing promise as a new model for building capacity and broadening engagement with IPLCs. A broad range of stakeholders – including forest-dependent communities, DGM practitioners, donors, multilateral development banks, and climate funds – have expressed a strong interest in both the DGM-specific and the universal lessons that are being captured.
Maria SarrafPractice Manager
Okyeame KwameMusician and climate change activist
Johnson CerdaDGM Global Technical Director
Kapupu Diwa MutimanwaDGM Global Steering Committee member, President
League of Indigenous Pygmy Associations of Congo (LINAPYCO)
Garo BatmanianGlobal Lead for Forests, Landscapes, and Biodiversity, ENB GP
Allah Wallou, Burkina Faso
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