Dedicated Grant Mechanism and Support for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ Engagement in Landscape Restoration on the Ground

25 Jun 2021

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.

Author: World Bank

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): capacity building, climate change, Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM), emissions, forest-dependent communities, Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), REDD+

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • World Bank Group


  • Maria Sarraf

    Practice Manager, World Bank

  • Okyeame Kwame

    Musician and climate change activist

  • Johnson Cerda

    DGM Global Technical Director, Conservation International

  • Kapupu Diwa Mutimanwa

    DGM Global Steering Committee member, President, League of Indigenous Pygmy Associations of Congo (LINAPYCO)

  • Garo Batmanian

    Global Lead for Forests, Landscapes, and Biodiversity, ENB GP, World Bank

  • Diallo Kadydja

    President, Allah Wallou, Burkina Faso