Sunday, December 11, 2011

Uganda.REDD plus benefit sharing

The Nile Basin Reforestation Project began in 2006 and consists of five small-scale Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) reforestation projects being implemented in the Rwoho Central Forest Reserve in South Western Uganda. Local communities are involved in the project in two ways. Formal 'participants' collaborate through pre-existing or newly formed community associations in each of the five project areas and 'non-participants' are involved through employment on the plantation.

The participant associations enter into a collaborative forest management agreement with the National Forest Authority (NFA) to manage part of the reserve. At the time of the study, this had only occurred in one project site between the NFA and the Rwoho Environmental Conservation and Protection Association (RECPA). Permanence is dealt with through a variety of conditions, such as limitations on when thinning, harvesting and re-planting can occur, and placing certain requirements on the NFA up to the relating to payment of damages and taking corrective actions depending on the cause of permanence failure.

The project will also generate temporary credits, which expire at the end of the commitment period following the one during which they were issued.

Author:  Peskett, Leo.Document Date:2011/01/01.Document Type:Working Paper.Report Number:65862.Volume No:1 of 1