Enhancing Institutional Capacities on REDD Issues for Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin

Initiative

Summary

Funding for this project is provided through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with the World Bank as delivery partner. The main offices for this project are located in Yaoundé to facilitate daily collaboration with COMIFAC. The project supports climate change/ REDD+ focal points in preparation for the UNFCCC negotiations and provides general institutional capacity building for COMIFAC.

This regional project covers the six highly-forested Congo basin countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo). Over a five-year period, the objectives of the project is to improve knowledge management and coordination on REDD+ in the Congo Basin, build technical capacities for measurement and monitoring of carbon stocks and help mainstream REDD concepts in SFM projects. It builds on the existing framework for regional coordination in the Congo Basin and was designed to add value through activities that can realise economies of scale, facilitate knowledge exchange, and support regional harmonisation on sustainable forest management.