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General Technical Assistance of the “Programme REDD Early Movers (REM), Colombia, Payments for Results REDD”

Rural Development and Environment
Fondo Patrimonio Natural (FPN)
Donor Organisation: 
KfW Development Bank
Associated Enterprises: 
Value of Services: 
Start of project: 
January, 2017
End of project: 
December, 2021

General objective of the programme REM is to reduce emissions from deforestation in the sub-national region of the Colombian Amazon, the biome that at the same time is the remission of the Colombian Reference Level for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in line with the definitions of this convention and thus contributing to the protection of the climate through protection of the forests.

This objective is supposed to be addressed in the following pillars:

  1. Improvement of forest governance
  2. Planning and sectoral sustainable development
  3. Agro-environment
  4. Environmental governance with indigenous groups
  5. Habilitating conditions

Project details


Provide general and specific assistance to the team of the programme REM in Colombia in its development and implementation, for achieving its expected results and objectives. This also includes the implementation and operationalization of a payment system for results REDD+, the development and technical as well as financial implementation of a distribution system of benefits/investments and facilitate the compliance with administrative procedures of KfW.

  • Assist the coordinator of Visión Amazonía / Programme REM and the other members of the regional implementation unit (RIU) in the implementation of a payment scheme for results REDD+
  • Lead, together with the coordinator of the of Visión Amazonía / Programme REM and the RIU the design and implementation of a monitoring mechanism for indicators for processes, results and impacts of the programme
  • Assist in the technical design and development of annual and half-years workshops for planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Assist the formulation of global and annual working plans
  • Assist the monitoring of the financial and technical progress of the programme
  • Work out quarterly and annual reports of the programme
  • Guarantee the fulfilment of the contracting standards of KfW
  • Facilitate communication with KfW
  • Assist in the development and application of a “conflict-sensitive” approach of the implementation
  • Propose measures of identification and management of risks associated with the implementation of the pro-gramme and its actions
  • Strive for an effective communication and visibility of the REM Colombia, in conformity with the requirements and sensibility of the donors’ countries
  • Prepare ToR of short-term experts
  • Assist in the development of the ease of operation and implementation of the pillars of the Visión Amazonía in the technical and financial implementation of the components
  • Assist the RIU of the programme in the final design of the pillars and investment components