Country Area : 238,533 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 9,337

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 : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: Yes

Readiness Grant Holder: Yes

Carbon Fund: Yes

Support under Warsaw Framework for REDD+

Ghana has received support on governance and synergies between REDD+ and FLEGT, as well as on national forest carbon inventories through regional targeted support in West Africa. The country also participated in the regional needs assessment on NFMS in West Africa. (Section 3.49).

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
The country validated findings of four thematic studies on synergies between REDD+ and FLEGT: on regulation of the domestic market, benefit-sharing modalities, legality and safeguards and forest monitoring, as well as an action plan for fostering those synergies, which will help streamline and avoid duplication between efforts under the two initiatives. The Forestry Commission organized information- and knowledge-sharing events to facilitate exchanges and collaboration between REDD+ and FLEGT processes and stakeholders, including National REDD+ Technical Working Group members, the Multi-Stakeholder Implementation Committee (M-SIC) of the FLEGT/VPA, forest managers, policy makers, research and academia and civil society. An action plan and final report were submitted following a national validation workshop in late 2015. (Implementation completed).

In addition, the knowledge exchange programme between Kenya and Ghana, provided an opportunity for Ghana to draw lessons on strategy development from UN-REDD experts who joined the mission to Ghana. Also, while this is not a direct activity by the UN-REDD Programme, the UNDP Global Commodities Programme has supported work on the cocoa landscape, which will build on the overall support of the UN-REDD Programme in the country.


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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 306,000
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 29.04.2013
Date of Approval 15.05.2013
Implementation Period (Months) 1
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 40,000
Amount Approved US$ 40,000
UN Agency Providing Support


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  1. Awareness raised of relevant stakeholders on common technical areas between REDD and FLEGT and encourage their participation in the coordination between the processes.
  2. Regular information-sharing facilitated between REDD and FLEGT processes and stakeholders, in the context of cross sectoral coordination.

#   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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