- Thursday, 11 October 2018
- Groups express concerns over forest decline in Africa as climate summit kicks off in Ghana
The Africa FCPF regional exchange workshop was organized by the Pan African climate justice Alliance (PACJA) in partnership with UNECA through the Pan African civil society Capacity Building project. The workshop was held back-to-back with the seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII). The workshop was aimed at facilitating regional exchange to encourage first-hand learning and sharing of experiences from civil society and forest dependent IPs engagement in REDD+ processes, and from the Capacity Building Project being implemented by PACJA and MPIDO.
The project under the Forest carbon partnership Facility aims at strengthening the knowledge of African Civil Societies, Local Communities and forest dependent Indigenous Peoples on REDD+. The beneficiaries of the project are forest dependent IPs, LCs and Southern CSO networks from the 18 FCPF eligible countries in Africa. REDD+ activities involve a high degree of consultation amongst various stakeholders, including civil society, Indigenous Peoples (IP), Local Communities (LCs) and private sector, among others, and the national REDD+ strategy must itself be rooted in a broad-based consultative process. The participation of civil society, IPs and LCs is, therefore, critical for REDD+, and requires deep understanding of the objectives of REDD+, the related risks and opportunities and their potential role in the process.
The workshop brought together over 50 participants drawn from all the 18 FCPF countries namely; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda. Other stakeholders such as key REDD+ focal points from selected countries, UNDP, JICA, GCF, local and international agencies were also invited to participate and share their experiences.
At the end of the one-day workshop, participants proposed the need for a robust regional platform for information exchange between Africa CSO and IPs networks. Other recommendations included: strengthening capacities for effective agreement of Forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Organizations in the REDD+ process at all levels. These recommendations were meant to inform the CCDA VI discussions.
- Monday, 17 September 2018
- Our Projects
THE PAN AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOREST CARBON PARTNERSHIP FACILITY (FCPF) CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM (CBP) ON REDD+ PROJECT
PACJA is currently the Africa CSO Recipient Organization for phase two of the “Pan African Civil Society FCPF Capacity Building Program on REDD+ supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The project was set up to facilitate active engagement and participation of REDD+ relevant stakeholders, including southern civil society organizations (CSOs) and local communities (LC) from FCPF participating countries in Africa.
The project is funded to a tune of US$1,156, 440 grant from the FCPF through the World Bank. The Project was approved on 14th March 2016 and the effectiveness date was 21st April 2016 and the closing date is December 31, 2019. The amount and closing date reflect additional financing of US$800,000 and an extension of the closing date, approved by the World Bank and signed by the World Bank and PACJA in June 2018.
The beneficiaries of the project are CSOs and LCs in the 18 FCPF eligible countries in Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, which are eligible to participate in regional learning and exchange activities.
- ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen: (i) the knowledge of targeted Southern Civil society organizations and local communities of REDD+ Readiness at the national level and (ii) knowledge exchange at the regional level.
The Project has three components which are:
- Component 1: National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising – This component aims at supporting capacity building and awareness raising activities for Southern CSO networks, CSOs and LC representatives from ten (10) FCPF countries, namely; Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique , Togo, Nigeria, Central Africa Republic, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso and Gabon with a specific focus on women and youth.
- Component 2: Regional Exchange and Sharing of Lessons Learned - This component focuses on the design and implementation of a robust regional platform for information exchange and knowledge sharing between CSO networks of all 18 FCPF member countries, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, as well as other national and regional REDD+ processes and climate change fora. This is in response to civil society representatives’ calls for knowledge sharing and dissemination, and in order to strengthen regional CSO collaboration.
- Component 3: Management, M&E and Reporting - This component aims at financing the overhead costs of the Project Management team. Project management activities include: procurement, financial management, environmental and social safeguard monitoring, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting, and preparation of work plans and budgets acceptable to the World Bank.
A global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).
The following sub grantees implemented National Capacity Building activities during the;
For feedback or grievances regarding the REDD+ project, kindly use the email addresses and phone numbers below:
Phone Number: 0711518181
Phone Number: 0711503070
Summary of the REDD+ Sub-projects
Please download summaries of REDD+ sub-projects in Togo, Madagascar, Mozambique, Togo, and Cote D’Ivoire using the links below:
REDD+ Sub-Project in Cote d’Ivoire (English)
REDD+ Sub-Project in Mozambique (English)
REDD+ Sub-Project in Madagascar (English)
REDD+ Sub-Project in Togo (English)
REDD+ Sub-Project in Ethiopia (English)
Previous Implementation period sub-projects in summary
Find out more about the status of implementation of the report by downloading the document below:
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