Kenya

Country Area : 591,958 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 4,413

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes (as of February 2010)

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Targeted support

FCPF Member : No

Active FCPF Grant Holder: Yes

Readiness Grant Holder: Yes

Carbon Fund: No

Support under the Warsaw Framework for REDD+

Kenya has been receiving targeted support for work on anti- corruption, carbon rights and benefit-sharing; green economy investments in forests; analysis of the forest-related legal framework relevant to REDD+; REDD+ provisions to clarify and regulate major REDD+ legal issues prioritized by the government, focusing on land and carbon tenure issues; mapping to support land-use planning
for REDD+, including multiple benefits; feasibility study on REDD+ related opportunities in improving efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing. These studies will inform the development process of the different Warsaw Framework pillars.

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
In 2015, stakeholder awareness-raising campaigns on REDD+ targeting counties have been conducted, reaching 30% women, which also engendered accountability and support for anti- corruption initiatives initiated by Government. Two guidelines for Stakeholder engagement and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) have been developed and validated. These are the first to be developed by an indigenous organization in a REDD+ context in Africa. A south-south exchange was held between Kenya and Ghana on strategy development, registry, stakeholders engagement, knowledge management and governance issues including anti-corruption strategies. Land cover mapping activities have been completed and a report on land-use planning for REDD+, focusing on mapping the multiple benefits of REDD+ and the priority areas for implementing REDD+ actions, is available. Kenya has conducted analyses of its legal framework for REDD+ and drafted provisions to integrate REDD+ considerations into ongoing reform processes in consultation with relevant stakeholders. Kenya has integrated REDD+ in the climate change policy and Bill, the climate finance policy. Integration of REDD+ in other related policies and legislations is ongoing. A multi-stakeholder taskforce on anti-corruption was established and subsequently reviewed the Kenya Forest Service Code of Conduct. It is the first time such a review has been conducted by stakeholders outside the Forest Service. The above-mentioned analytical work and policy support to Kenya has provided the basis for the preparation of a concept note by Government and the UN-REDD Programme to underpin the development of a future REDD+ strategy. As immediate outcome, Kenya is now utilizing the information from ongoing REDD+ processes for the development of a roadmap towards strategy development.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
The national technical working group meetings on MRV, have among others, aimed at improving coordination among actors notably with the System for Land-based Emissions Estimation in Kenya (SLEEK) programme. The National MRV roadmap was finalized as well as a proposal for institutional arrangements on MRV. Also, an accuracy assessment of the existing land cover change assessment was completed.

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 967,385
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
1  
Date of Request 09.07.2012
Date of Approval 29.08.2012
Implementation Period (Months) 12
Status Completed
 
Amount Requested US$ 175,800
Amount Approved US$ 175,800
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
UNDP
UNEP
 
Governance
Safeguards and Multiple Benefits
Green Economy and Private Sector

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife

Description: 

 

  1. Comprehensive gap analysis of the forest-related legal framework relevant to REDD+ undertaken and REDD+ provisions drafted to clarify and regulate major REDD+ legal issues prioritized by the Government focusing on land and Carbon tenure issues.
  2. Anti-corruption capacities for carbon finance & REDD+ enhanced.
  3. Policy framework around carbon rights and benefit-sharing arrangements for REDD+ analysed and discussed among stakeholders.
  4. High-level panel on green economy investment in forests organized. 
  5. Findings of the economic valuation of forest ecosystem study 'The Role and Contributions of Montane Forests and Related Ecosystem Services to the Kenyan Economy'  disseminated during high-level event).

 

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
2  
Date of Request 18.10.2013
Date of Approval 08.11.2013
Implementation Period (Months) 12
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 250,000
Amount Approved US$ 250,000
UN Agency Providing Support
UNDP
 
Governance

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.

Description: 

(Follow up on TS1)

  1. Policy dialogue, based on development of policy document, undertaken with stakeholders.
  2. Transparency in REDD promoted and capacities to mitigate corruption risk enhanced.
  3. National guidelines on stakeholder engagement and FPIC developed and applied in all forest carbon projects.

 

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
3  
Date of Request 20.05.2014
Date of Approval 20.06.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 11
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 541,000
Amount Approved US$ 541,585
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
UNEP
 
MRV and Monitoring
Governance
Green Economy and Private Sector

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Ministry of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources FAO: Kenya Forestry Services (KFS)

Description: 

 

  1. REDD+ infused into the formulation process of the National Climate Change Policy and Law.
  2. A legal framework promoting the involvement of non-state actors in REDD+ decision making processes developed and anchors for this framework identified
  3. REDD+ infused into the legislative and participative processes advancing the concept of community land and tenure issues.
  4. Momentum built to facilitate the adoption of the Benefit sharing regulation under the Forestry and Wildlife conservation and Management Bill.
  5. Spatial data collected in a data registry, and maps produced for the purpose of informing REDD+ decision making.
  6. Enhanced capacity of GIS staff in constructing maps
  7. Updated and detailed MRV roadmap.
  8. Accuracy assessment of land cover maps NFI methodology and manual compliant with international REDD+ requirements.
  9. Enhanced capacities on EF and allometric equations.
  10. Feasibility study produced on REDD+ related opportunities in improving efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing.

 

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