Official observers also play an important role in FCPF’s Participants Assembly and Committee. These observers come from organizations that represent forest-dependent indigenous people and other forest dwellers, international organizations, including the UNFCCC Secretariat and UN-REDD Programme, as well as non-governmental organizations and non-contributing private sector entities. Observers participate in all the meetings and have the same access as participants to FCPF information and communications.
The FCPF establishes a number of ad hoc Technical Advisory Panels made up of individual experts to advise FCPF governance bodies on specific issues (including the review of readiness plans) and to provide technical assistance in REDD+-related issues.
Facility Management Team
The World Bank is the Trustee of the Readiness Fund and the Carbon Fund and provides secretariat services through a Facility Management Team. It ensures that FCPF operations comply with applicable policies in the areas of safeguards, procurement and financial management.
The World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme are delivery partners under the Readiness Fund and responsible for providing REDD+ readiness support services to distinct countries.