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