The REDD+ Project

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The Building capacity for REDD+ in East Africa for improved ecosystem health and for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa (REDD-EA) is a five year project (2014-2018) funded by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED).

REDD+ is a multilateral policy that is meant to reward actions that conserve forests.  REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, plus conserving carbon stocks, sustainable forest management and enhancing carbon stocks.  REDD+ was negotiated globally out of concern for the rapid loss of forests globally. 

The RED-EA project’s goal is to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved ecosystem health for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa.  The Project Purpose is to strengthen the capacity for education and research on climate change and REDD+ at Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salaam.  The anticipated Project Outputs are:

  1. Adequate human capacity for REDD+ in Ugandan and Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions developed
  2. functional and Specialized training programs on REDD+ created
  3. research capacity for REDD+ and evidence based results for policy on REDD+ generated
  4. a functional Information system for REDD+ established
  5. networks and partnerships between academic, research institutions and CSOs developed

Key words: biomass, forest tenure, peat, community, forest regeneration, education, carbon sequestration, land use/land cover


Project Goal

Our goal is to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved ecosystem health for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa..

The project purpose is to strengthen the capacity for education and research on climate change and REDD+ at Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salaam through:

 - Strengthening scientific and institutional capacity of academic institutions to deliver better quality education on REDD+.
 - Strengthening scientific and institutional capacity of academic institutions to deliver quality research on REDD+.
 - Strengthening capacity of central government, local government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and community institutions to plan and implement REDD+.

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1. Develop Adequate human capacity for REDD+ in Ugandan and Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions.
2. Create functional and Specialized training programs on REDD+.
3. Generate Research capacity for REDD+ and Research evidence based results for policy on REDD+.
4. Establish a functional Information system for REDD+.
5. Develop Networks and partnerships between academic, research institutions and CSOs.

Project Activity Progress

Developing of a masters’ course and short courses on REDD+
50%

Afffrestaion
100%

Training
96%

Work Rate
90%

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Our goal is to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved ecosystem health for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa

 

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