Background: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) authorised the creation of the REDD Cell in August 2011. The REDD Cell was conceived as the key implementation agency for the national REDD+ programme. It will also serve this function for the duration of the REDD+ Readiness Roadmap process. Because the REDD+ programme is government-owned and led, the REDD Cell is envisaged as a unit within the existing government institutional framework. The REDD Cell is located within the FD, which has been identified by the MoEF as the most relevant government department for REDD+. The REDD Cell will be supervised by the national REDD+ focal point, who holds the rank of CF. It will be responsible for coordination of all REDD+ activities in the country. The REDD focal point will therefore be directly accountable to the CCF. However, the REDD Cell will receive its strategic direction from the REDD+ SC. It will assign technical activities, as required, to Technical Working Groups.
Roles and Responsibilities: The REDD Cell ToR, as outlined in Annex 2, covers some of the responsibilities related to REDD+, but as the main body responsible for implementing all phases of a national REDD+ programme, it will, by default, have additional duties, for example: