Piloting Multiple-Benefit Investment Packages through forest/landscape restoration and REDD+ in Rwanda for scaling up in Africa
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project aims to promote the restoration of a mosaic of forest landscapes and enhance carbon stocks in Rwanda as well as deepen commitments to FLR across Eastern Africa. It aims to stimulate increased public and private investment in FLR at community, district, national and regional levels. The planned measures will support enabling conditions through policy and programmatic frameworks, the establishment of a Private-Public Partnership (PPP), and pilot restoration of carbon intensive landscapes in two districts. The measures will also stimulate market demand for restoration products and increase structured investment mechanisms that target small and large investors.
State of implementation/results
- The project supported the National Forest cover and soil erosion control mapping exercises that will be validated in October 2019. These are important milestones for the government as the country prepares to evaluate various achievements made in the decade ending 2020 and as part of the vison 2020 reporting.
- The project supported the development of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) technical packages which will be validated in October 2019 as well as the FLR story map for Rwanda: iucn.maps.arcgis.com/…
- The project supported Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority (RWFA) to develop and print out 200 copies for dissemination of good techniques applied in forests planting and management.
- Together with the Rwanda Ministry of Environment, the project is supporting the publication and distribution of documents co-developed during Investment Packages Rwanda (IPR) implementation: (1) Rwanda National Forestry Policy 2018 (2) National Tree Reproductive Materials Strategy (3) Forestry Research Strategy and Guidelines for Rwanda (2018-2024) (4) Forest Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (5) Review of Policies, Programs and Investment Incentives in Forest Landscape Restoration in Rwanda (6) Second Bonn Challenge progress report: Application of the Barometer in 2018.
- Global Climate Change Alliance Conference for Africa jointly organised by GCCA, IUCN and hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Rwanda will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 15th- 18th October 2019. This regional conference with the theme “The Climate Smart Africa: Harnessing Growth and Protecting the Gain“ will bring together climate change project managers, policy experts and decision makers to consider how adaptation and ecosystem based approaches, sustainable landscapes, and systemic approaches to NDCs and climate finance could help to unlock growth and long-term development for African countries. www.gcca.eu/…
- The Fourth African Forest Landscape Restoration (AFR100) Annual Partnership Meeting (APM) will be held from 27 – 29 October 2019, Accra Convention Centre, Ghana. events.globallandscapesforum.org/…