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Images: Cross River State REDD+ stakeholder forum

As the Readiness Phase of Nigeria’s REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Programme draws to a close, project promoters met last week for a total of three days in Calabar (Cross River State) and Abuja (Federal Capital Territory) to, among other issues, put finishing touches to the draft National Framework Strategy for REDD+.

The Readiness Phase is being sponsored by the UN-REDD Programme (United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), a collaboration involving the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

While the two-day Calabar event (that held from Tuesday, 29 November to Wednesday, 30 November, 2016) entailed a Cross River State Stakeholder Forum, the Abuja gathering (on Friday, 2 December, 2016) was a National Technical Committee meeting that set out to validate the National Framework Strategy for REDD+.

EnviroNews presents faces as the Calabar meeting.

L-R: Dr Moses Ama (National Coordinator, Nigeria UN-REDD Programme), Prof. Patrick Matakala (Lead Consultant), Sylvester Okolufua (Consultant), Samuel Adedoyin (Consultant on Natural Resources Management, UN-REDD), and Dr Ekpenyong Ita (Director of Forestry, Cross River State & Chairman, Technical Committee, UN-REDD Programme)
L-R: Dr Moses Ama (National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme), Prof. Patrick Matakala (Lead Consultant), Sylvester Okolufua (Consultant), Samuel Adedoyin (Consultant on Natural Resources Management, UN-REDD), and Dr Ekpenyong Ita (Director of Forestry, Cross River State & Chairman, Technical Committee, Nigeria REDD+ Programme)
Dr Alice Ekwu, Cross River State Commissioner of Climate Change & Forestry (middle), flanked by Dr Edu Effiom, State Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, Cross River State (left); and Chief Damian Ariah, a traditional father from Boki in Cross River State
Dr Alice Ekwu, Cross River State Commissioner of Climate Change & Forestry (middle), flanked by Dr Edu Effiom, State Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, Cross River State (left); and Chief Damian Ariah, a traditional father from Boki in Cross River State
From right: Dr Godstime James (National Space Development Research Agency), Pastor Joachim (Afi Wildlife Sanctuary, Boki), Matthew Olory of the Cross River State House of Assembly, and some legislators
From right: Dr Godstime James (National Space Development Research Agency), Pastor Joachim (Afi Wildlife Sanctuary, Boki), Matthew Olory of the Cross River State House of Assembly, and some legislators
Dr Moses Ama, National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, making a presentation
Dr Moses Ama, National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, making a presentation
Harwa Umar, Gender Focal Person, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, making a contribution
Harwa Umar, Gender Focal Person, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, making a contribution
Dr Felix Aya of the University of Calabar making a contribution
Dr Felix Aya of the University of Calabar making a contribution
Mr Eje Emmanuel of the Women Environment Programme (WEP) making a contribution
Mr Eje Emmanuel of the Women Environment Programme (WEP) making a contribution
A view of participants at the meeting
A view of participants at the meeting

 

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