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-- REDD+ Capacity Needs Assessment conducted in Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania, through the UN-REDD National Programme and in cooperation with UNDP, recently conducted a Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) of government institutions for REDD+ at central, regional, district and local levels in Tanzania. Read the full CNA report and policy brief. More details.

The CNA also proposes a five-year Capacity Development Plan for the years 2012 – 2017 and several intervention packages for REDD+ capacity development at all levels of government that allow for short term gains as well as long term strategic objectives to be achieved.

The full CNA report as well as a Policy Brief are now available here. 


Latest in Tanzania

National REDD+ strategies are the anchors for national REDD+ processes. Building a robust and internationally-credible strategy is a paramount task for each country pursuing REDD+, given its cross-sectorial and transformative nature. Following the Latin American Exchange held last August, the UN-REDD Programme is now convening  a regional South South learning Exchange on "Developing National REDD+ Strategies on 14-15 October in Nairobi, Kenya, with participants from 32 countries and organizations. The goals of the exchange are to: identify possible key questions and essential building blocks of a national REDD+ strategy; identify key challenges and suggest approaches for building each component of the Strategy and for assembling them together, as well as to design a roadmap for doing so. The concept note and preliminary agenda for the exchange can be found here.
A REDD+ Training Course on National Forest Monitoring Systems and Measurement, Reporting and Verification of carbon stocks will take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 25 February to 1 March.
The National REDD+ Coordination team of Tanzania will be visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 13-15 February, to better understand the basic elements and foundations of DRC’s National Forest Monitoring System and web portal. Tanzania is very interested in learning about DRC’s forest monitoring system, the approach used, the capacity needed for it, and also, approach to safeguards, the national projects’ registry, and experience in attracting private sector investment for REDD+.
A multiple-benefits mapping workshop took place in Morogoro, Tanzania from 5-6 February. The workshop was organized by FAOTZ and UNEP-WCMC, under the project: Support Tanzania in the development of multiple benefits maps to inform REDD+ safeguards policies.

The REDD+ pilot projects in Tanzania have published a report about key questions and options regarding the sharing of REDD+ benefits.

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