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Project ID:00073511Description:UN-REDD Programme Tanzania
UN REDD Programme Fund
Start Date *: 22 Jan 2010
End Date*: 30 Jun 2013
Country: Tanzania Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

To facilitate REDD, efforts are urgently needed to adapt forest management systems, and establish financing systems and associated monitoring and verification systems attuned to country needs. These systems need to address concerns relating to the cost-effectiveness of REDD approaches, leakage, additionality, and the rights and responsibilities of local communities, amongst other issues.

The Quick-Start Initiative will strengthen Tanzania’s readiness for REDD as a component of the Government’s evolving REDD Strategy, and is integrated with other REDD activities in the country. Interventions are planned over a period of 12 months, laying the ground work for activities in later years. The Initiative is an integral part of the ONE-UN Programme in Tanzania and the Joint Programme on Environment, which has the objective of ‘Increasing Funding for Environment Management from International Environment Funding Mechanisms with a focus on Climate Change and natural resource management’. The programme will have the following outcomes:

Outcome 1: National governance framework and institutional capacities strengthened for REDD (led by UNDP)

Outcome 2: Increased capacity for capturing REDD elements within National Monitoring, Assessment, Reporting and Verification Systems (led by FAO)

Outcome 3: Improved capacity to manage REDD and provide other forest ecosystem services at district and local levels (led by UNDP)

Outcome 4: Broad based stakeholder support for REDD in Tanzania (led by UNEP and UNDP)

These outcomes are aligned to the draft National strategy for REDD in Tanzania. The initial year of investment will prepare the ground for the decisions that will be made at the Copenhagen meeting of the UNFCCC. At that point decisions will need to be made on the activities and implementation modalities for ongoing UN REDD programmatic support to Tanzania. It is therefore expected that the existing programme of support will also help deliver a longer term package of assistance, linked to the goals of the UN REDD Programme and fully harmonized with the Tanzanian REDD Strategy and framework documents, and the donor assistance being provided by other countries.

For more information on the programmatic and techical aspects of this programme, please see the UN-REDD website.

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