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

Progress against the Warsaw Framework for  REDD+

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
Targeted support is being provided to enhance the knowledge of the tenure situation for guiding the national REDD+ strategy development and to support revision of the Forest Code via a participatory process.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
The country is also supported through regional targeted support, assisting 13 countries in West Africa on national forest carbon inventories and is benefiting from a regional needs assessment on data for forest monitoring and MRV.

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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
UN Agency Providing Support


Lead National Institution: 


  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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