Strengthening Cameroon’s Forest Governance: 3 Key Challenges for Cameroon’s REDD+ Process



In January 2013, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility approved USD $3.6M to fund Cameroon’s Readiness Preparation Proposal—a roadmap detailing how Cameroon will develop a national REDD+ strategy to help protect its forests. Cameroon, like many other REDD+ countries, now faces the challenge of delivering on commitments made in its Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). Doing so will require significant efforts to address historical forest sector challenges, including weak governance.

The article highlights three key questions that generated significant discussion among participants of the National Dialogue on REDD+ Governance in Yaoundé. These questions represent critical issues in Cameroon’s REDD+ process, and also illustrate common challenges that many countries are grappling with as they move from REDD+ planning to action.


Lauren Goers Williams