Country Area : 114,763 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 4,311

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes (as of December 2011)

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Targeted support, Support to country needs assessment (CNA)

FCPF Member : No

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: No

The UN-REDD Programme provided targeted support on tenure in 2016 and additional support through a regional needs assessment.


National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan (NS/AP): Benin completed two assessments in 2016 with UN-REDD Programme support: an analysis of the forest sector policy and legal framework and a review of the tenure regime in the context of REDD+. These assessments provided background information and analysis that allowed Benin to independently draft its REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal. In addition, Benin completed a draft of a new Forest Law (Code Forestier) which integrates REDD+ and tenure concerns. The document was finalized after consideration during six regional consultations and a national validation workshop. The assessments also catalyzed interest in the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure and in 2016 Benin began preparations for two national multi-stakeholder workshops relating to the guidelines.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS): The UN-REDD Programme contributed to progress on national forest carbon inventories through its regional support for 13 West African countries including Benin.

(Update Annual Report 2016)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 345,500
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 12.12.2014
Date of Approval 26.12.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 8
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 79,500
Amount Approved US$ 79,500
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  1. Specific land issues in REDD + identified and a roadmap of actions addressing them.
  2. Stakeholders involved in the national allocation and use of medium to long term land plan sensitized to REDD+ issues (may guide REDD+ National Strategy in the future)
  3. Recommendations to streamline REDD+ issues within different legal texts, especially the new forest code and adapt the Beninese legal and regulatory framework in the REDD+ process issued.
  4. Capacities strengthened of relevant stakeholders, civil society, etc.) Participating in REDD + processes.

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 19.05.2015
Date of Approval 19.01.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 1
Status Under Implementation
Amount Requested US$ 266,000
Amount Approved US$ 266,000
UN Agency Providing Support
MRV and Monitoring


Lead National Institution: Request through the  Forestry Commission, Ghana Expected completion date: 30/06/2016.


1. Enhanced regional cooperation and capacities on NFMS, MRV and data sharing.

2. Enhanced capacity and experiences shared on forest carbon inventories in West Africa.

Additional funding in November 2016 (USD 104,000), specifically to reach the following:

Regional training workshop undertaken and capacities of Remote Sensing /GIS staff improved on land use land cover classification systems and on how to harmonized existing land use legends in their countries.

Regional Training undertaken and data analysis skills of scientist and forest service staffs enhanced for estimation of emission factors.

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