Design and Development of Robust Systems for National Forest Monitoring and Information on Safeguards for Uganda’s REDD+ Activities

Contract partner: MFPED - Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - UgandaCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 650.160,00Project start: 01.06.2013End: 30.06.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The "Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation" REDD+ Readiness Process in Uganda started in 2008. A "Readiness Preparation Proposal" (R-PP) lays out a roadmap for achieving "Readiness" to engage in an international REDD+ mechanism. However, there are nearly US$ 7 million of unfunded priorities.

The contribution by the Austrian Government through the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) of Euro 650,160.00 will cover part of the funding gap. It will support the development of a robust forest monitoring system for the measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of REDD+ activities. The purpose is to support the country to design

- a national forest monitoring system for emissions and removals of greenhouse gases due to avoided deforestation and forest degradation, enhancement of forest carbon stocks, conservation and sustainable management of forests;

- a system for providing information on how safeguards are being addressed throughout the implementation of REDD-+ activities;

- a system capable of monitoring benefits during the implementation of REDD+ activities.

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through its Forestry Sector Support Department (FSSD) will coordinate REDD+ monitoring at the national level.

The ADC support will contribute to the Natural Resources Management component under the Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) by establishing a robust national system for monitoring and reporting of all REDD+ activities. By the end of the Project, Uganda will have

- a functional national forest monitoring system for REDD+ activities

- a national system of monitoring and providing information on how multiple benefits, other impacts, governance, and actual safeguards are being addressed and respected during the implementation of REDD+ activities

- land-use maps and identified pressures on natural resources as basis for benefits out of biodiversity and improved eco-systems.

project number2299-02/2013
source of fundingBMNT
sector Forstwirtschaft
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.