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Images: Abuja, Calabar REDD+ validation meetings

Philip Bankole

Two separate validation workshops held recently Abuja, the federal capital city, and Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State, displayed an increasing stakeholder ownership of the National Framework Strategy and Cross River State REDD+ Strategy development process. The forums likewise set the stage for a somewhat vital next-phase for the UN-REDD Programme in the country. While the pilot site, ...

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Ethiopia, South Korea collaborate on forestry, climate change


With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN-REDD Programme, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and the UNDP Country Office in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change embarked on a high level visit to Republic of Korea (1st to 9th March 2016) to share experience and design roadmap for the forest sector development program that ...

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Pioneering social inclusion in REDD+

Josep Gari

According to Josep Garí, head of the UN-REDD Programme’s work on stakeholder engagement and social inclusion as senior policy advisor at UNDP’s Sustainable Development Cluster, social inclusion is a key feature of REDD+ Social inclusion is a key feature of sustainable development, including in REDD+, a new international policy and incentive scheme to address the forest-climate interface. Social inclusion is ...

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State REDD+ coordinator: Activists seek public participation

Salisu Dahiru

Following the exit of Odigha Odigha – erstwhile chairman of the Cross River State Forestry Commission (CFSFC) – as the State Coordinator for the REDD+ Programme in the state, the authorities have begun shopping for a replacement. But civil society operatives are frowning at the seeming monopolisation of the position by the CRSFC, stressing that UN-REDD+ is indeed a national ...

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Buhari to launch highway re-routed through REDD+ project site


President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to perform the ground breaking ceremony of the new 260km Super Highway Dual Carriage Road running from Calabar in Cross River State to the northern part of the country on Tuesday, 20th October, 2015. Host, Governor Ben Ayade, has fixed the venue of the event for Obung Village, Netim Clan, Akamkpa Local Government Area. But ...

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I will support REDD+ programme, Ayade assures

UN REDD+ (1)

Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has said that his administration will do all it can to ensure the success of the country’s UN-sponsored REDD+ Programme, which the state is hosting. This statement is coming on the heels of growing fears that the new governor might discontinue with the programme following the arrest and detention several weeks ago ...

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REDD+: Country model for forest carbon stock estimation emerges


Nigeria may be spearheading an initiative on the African continent that would accurately measure the level of forest carbon stocks, and reap handsome financial reward. Under the United Nations-supported Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) programme in respect of which the country is implementing a Readiness phase, communities are encouraged to leave their forests standing in the belief ...

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Cross River engages stakeholders in REDD+ programme


Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, has said that the United Nations-promoted Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) programme being implemented in the state as a pilot area is positively impacting the citizenry in the area of forest management. Imoke, who made the disclosure on Friday in Calabar, the state capital, during the programme’s Stakeholder Engagement ...

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Calabar UN-REDD+ stakeholder forum in photos


Six broad stakeholder groups including forest dependent communities; government ministries, departments and agencies (GMDAs); media; academia; civil society organisations; and private sector players gathered for three days last week in Calabar, Cross River State (CRS), courtesy of the United Nations collaborative mechanism on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) Programme. The REDD+ Readiness Programme in Nigeria is being ...

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Ekiti, Ondo, Delta showcase community forestry strategies as states jostle for UN-REDD+

The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) has suddenly become the beautiful bride of numerous state governments in Nigeria, where the initiative’s pilot implementation via an innovative, two-track approach consisting of actions by the Federal Government and Cross River State Government is ongoing. But others want a share of the action and no ...

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