Two events took place in West Africa to improve Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and Enhanced Transparency, including MRV for REDD+ activities, and facilitate knowledge exchange at both regional and national levels. 

The Second Annual Meeting of the West African South-South Network on MRV and Transparency, hosted by the Government of Senegal in Dakar on 11 - 13 October 2017, gathered more than 60 participants from 14 West African countries to expand regional collaboration on MRV and Enhanced Transparency in the region.  FAO presented technical support and resources available for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector in West Africa. The meeting was supported by UNDP/UN Environment, GSP, Regional Collaboration Centre of Lomé, Governments of Morocco and Belgium, UNFCCC, FAO, GIZ, ECREEE, Centre Régional Agrhymet and Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT).

The Technical Workshop on Agricultural and Forestry Data to inform Climate Change was held on 18 October in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This event was financially supported by the UN-REDD Programme and organised by the Ministry of Environmental Sanitation and Sustainable Development with support from FAO. Working with FAO technical experts, Côte d’Ivoire’s Forest Reference Emissions Level was revised and the work to improve the national GHG inventory was planned. 

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For further information, contact Rocío Cóndor-Golec, AFOLU Climate Change Expert, (, Minoarivelo Randrianarison, Forestry Officer, () or Anne Branthomme, Regional Technical Adviser for Africa, ().


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