Support to the National Climate Coordination (NCC) in Central African Republic

@CAFI - Central African Forest Initiative

With its partners IRAM and SalvaTerra, TEREA has just started its support to the National Climate Coordination (CNC) in CAR.

This ten-month technical assistance mission will aim at supporting the partnership efforts between the Central African government and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) for the implementation of the measures identified in the National REDD+ Investment Framework through :

  • Facilitation of institutional arrangements to ensure effective participation and ownership of stakeholders in the process of developing and validating the letter of intent;
  • Support to the Technical Group for Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Letter of Intent;
  • the completion of 3 pre-feasibility studies for 3 programmes to implement the LoI commitments in 3 pilot areas.

The assistance includes 2 components

  • Long-term technical assistance in direct support of the NCC (4 experts for more than 600 ho.d)
  • Short-term assistance for pre-feasibility studies (5 experts for about 280 ho.d)

To ensure the success and sustainability of the project, a participatory and inclusive approach will be favoured. It will particularly concern women, youth and vulnerable people, as well as indigenous peoples.

In a country that regularly faces major challenges, this project is of paramount importance to support the dialogue and to eventually receive additional financial resources for the implementation of projects in three priority areas:

  • Bangui and its periphery, where ecosystems are particularly threatened by agriculture, wood energy, artisanal and industrial timber exploitation
  • The complex of protected areas of Dzangua Sangha, the Mbaere Bodingue Park, the Ngotto forest and the corridor connecting them. This area includes High Conservation Value (HCV) forests rich in biodiversity whose main causes of deforestation and degradation are agriculture, mining and industrial timber exploitation
  • The Bangassou forest, also rich in biodiversity, whose main causes of deforestation and degradation are agriculture, mining and artisanal timber exploitation

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