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FTA works directly with target agencies or with intermediate partners that have the mandates, capacity, networks or potential to reach key national decision-makers and practitioners. FTA also supports the university education of future leaders in developing countries.

FTA works with local, national and international partners to support all implementation levels. Some examples include:
Advanced research centers: Wageningen University in the Netherlands on monitoring, reporting and verification and drivers of deforestation, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Norway, e.g. on REDD policies and the political economy of REDD
Developing country research partners: Law, Environment and Natural Resources (DAR) in Peru and Iwokrama in Guyana, e.g. on developing REDD+ country profiles
National policy actors: Line ministries such as ministries of environment, forestry, agriculture, rural development, finance and others, e.g. to support decision-making with information, tools and knowledge
Civil society organizations: Groups that run REDD+ projects and other activities in the field
Multistakeholder roundtables and networks: Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) which can create impact across several jurisdictions and even country boundaries
Donors and agencies: The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and many others, to inform their policies
International policy actors: the Green Climate Fund, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UNREDD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to inform international policy actors and processes
Media in developing countries: The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and individual journalists specializing in reporting on climate change

This list is not exhaustive but exemplifies the importance of the program’s partnerships. FTA has strong and reliable partnerships with Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guyana, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar, Peru and Vietnam, among many other countries.

FTA’s research on climate change links to other CGIAR Research Programs, especially the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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