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Programmes approved by the National REDD+ Fund

last updated : 6 December 2019

To date the Steering Committee of the National REDD+ Fund has approved sixteen programmes, together totalling over US$ 140 millions in approved funding since the capitalisation of the National REDD+ Fund by CAFI.  

Of these, US$ 113 millions (not counting parallel contribution) are part of a first, unconditional tranche while the remainder is conditionned to programme performance and the evaluation of the milestones of the Letter of Intent. The independent verification of these milestones took place from May to October 2019. 

These programmes support the launch of key needed reforms on agriculture, land-use planning and related national land use scheme, energy, family planning, forests and a tenure policy to better secure tenure in the rural sector.

Approved programmes will also enhance existing actions at the provincial and territorial level in high deforestation REDD+ areas (Mai Ndombé, ex-Orientale, Sud Ubangui, Equateur, Kwilu and Mongala) where local communities and territorial entities will be supported to sustainably manage and use resources.

Two programmes target civil society and indigenous peoples, and a cross-cutting programme will help the country finalize its national forest monitoring system.  

These programmes, supported by the World Bank, UNDP, FAO and UN-Habitat were appproved following formal calls for proposals, two independent evaluations, and technical reviews by the Technical Comittee.  

Details of these programmes are found below :

  Programme Expected results Amount (US$)
Reports and products  Implementing organisation
01

Maï - Ndombé Integrated programme

Programme document (French)

 

 

 

  • Deforestation and forest degradation stabilized in the former Maï-Ndombé District, through a holistic vision centered on land use planning and strengthening local governance resulting in an estimated decrease in emissions of 27.7 million tCo2eq. 
  • Living conditions and incomes of close to 150 000 people (incl. 75,000 women) improved by 20%, especially those of farmers, while ensuring the sustainable management of resources and land. 
  • Sustainable rural development promoted by increasing agricultural productivity through improved practices, developing perennial crops (1650ha), agroforestry (5000 ha), subsistence agriculture (11,650ha). 
  • 180,000 households trained on family planning.

 

30 millions (two tranches : 20+10)

More financial information

 

FONAREDD page

Annual reports: 2018, 2019

 

World Bank
02

Finalization and operationalization of the National Forest Monitoring System

Programme document (French)

  • Monitoring of the changes in forest cover. 
  • Proactive monitoring of major deforestation events. 
  • Meet UNFCCC criteria to allow access to results-based payments related to reduction in deforestation (including submission of FREL). 

 

10 millions (two tranches : 9+1)

More financial information

 

FONAREDD web page

2018 report on major deforestation alerts

FAO
03

Support to Civil society

Programme document (French)

Addendum  

 

  • GTCR-R fully functional (national coordination and governance and oversight bodies). 
  • Organization expanded and new partnerships sought. 
  • Active provincial and territorial coordination, especially for REDD+ intervention areas. 
  • Training programmes implemented.

 

Initial allocation: 2 millions (single tranche)

Addendum 2018: 1 million

More financial information

FONAREDD web page

2018 Annual report

UNDP
04

Sustainable management of forests by Indigenous Peoples (Pygmees)

Programme document (French)

Develop national capacity to :
  • Identify models of sustainable natural ressource management by Indigenous peoples.
  • Experiment these models in order to disseminate them more widely.

2 millions (1 tranche)

More financial information

FONAREDD programme page

2018 Annual report

World Bank
05

Integrated REDD+ programme for the provinces of Tshopo, Ituri et Bas Uele (Oriental)

Programme document (French)

Presentation (French)

  • Income of target populations increased by 10%. 
  • A reduction of app. 10.8 million tCO2eq, or app. 10% of emissions in the target areas, with focus on hotspot along roads and large urban area. 
  • Strengthened local governance of land use planning and natural resources management. 
  • Increases in the yields of staple crops (9000 ha), cash crops, sustainable subsistence agriculture (160,000ha) and agroforestry (6000 ha). 
  • Reduced consumption of fuel energy (fuelwood plantations, natural regeneration (45,000 ha) and 5000 cookstoves. 
  • 150,000 ha of community forestry established.

 

33 millions (two tranches : 20+13)

More financial information

FONAREDD programme page

2018 Annual report

UNDP
06

Integrated REDD+ programme for the province of Sud Ubangi

Programme document (French)

Presentation (French)

  • Management capacity strengthened. 
  • Support agricultural development that respects management plans and promote sustainable and perennial crops (cocoa and coffee). 
  • 22 sustainable development plans and 100 simple management plans.
  • Strengthen technical capacities of decentralized authorities.

7 millions (in two tranches : 4 + 3)  

More financial information

 

FONAREDD page

2018 Annual report

World Bank
07

Support to land use planning reform

  • Land use planning policy developed. 
  • Regulatory and legal framework strengthened to coordinate sectoral and territorial policies to resolve land conflicts and promote a balanced land use development. 
  • Strengthen capacity for dialogue and negotiations of stakeholders, primarily MATUH, CONARAT and their regional units as well as territorial entities. 
  • Ensure that social and environmental safeguards are taken into account in land use planning.

 

Initial allocation: 4 millions (in two tranches : 3 + 1)

Addendum 2018: 4 millions (in two tranches : 2+2)

More financial information

FONAREDD page

2018 Annual report

UNDP
08

Support to tenure reform

  • Strengthen CONAREF to prepare and implement tenure reform. 
  • Support communities to elaborate methodological guidance to strengthen cadastres, and capitalize on lessons learned in pilots (conflict resolution and harmonization of secure tenure) to feed into the tenure policy document. 
  • Tenure policy document and associated legal text elaborated in a participative manner.

Initial allocation : 3 millions (one tranche)

Addendum 2018 : 4 millions (in two tranches : 2+2)

More financial information

 

FONAREDD page

2018 Annual report

UN-Habitat
09

Integrated programme for Kwilu  

Programme document (French)

  • Carbon sequestration and avoided deforestation (223,000 tons of CO2) through promoting agroforestry (5000 ha). 
  • Improved livelihoods (improved median revenue of supported farmers by 10%).

 

4 millions (in two tranches : 3.2 + 0.8)

More financial information

FONAREDD page

2018 Annual report

JICA
10

Integrated Programme for Equateur province

Programme document (in French)

  • Support sedentary agriculture in savannahs and fallow lands, using PES and improved crops. 
  • 3000 ha of wood energy plantation and 7000 ha under natural regeneration. 
  • 10,000 households adopt improved cookstoves. 
  • 480,000 ha of community forestry supported. 
  • Increase contraceptive prevalence in 10% of targeted communities.

CAFI funding : 6.16 millions (in two tranches : 4.4 + 1.76)

Co-financing from Sweden: 3.84 millions

FONAREDD page FAO
11
Sustainable Management of Agriculture  
  • Develop and implement an agricultural policy that takes into account forests including the promotion of savanna-based agriculture.

3 millions (in one tranche)

More financial information

FONAREDD web page FAO
12

Sustainable use and substitution to wood energy

Programme document (French)

Presentation

  • Provide alternatives to unstainable wood energy by developing markets for LPG and improved cookstoves.
  • Access to 87,000 clean energy solutions.

15 millions (in two tranches : 9 + 6)  

More financial information

FONAREDD web page UNDP and UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund)
13

Integrated programme for Mongala province

Programme Document (French)

  • A two-phase programme based on a territorial approach and capacity strengthening, to support sustainable agroforestry systems (banana, fruit trees), non-timber forest products (caterpillar trees) and a territorial development planning.
  • Up to 250 hectares of fuelwood plantations through community forestry.

7 millions (in two tranches : 4 + 3)

More financial information

  ENABEL (Belgian Development Agency)
14

Scaling up family planning 

Programme Document (French)

  • Reduce the effects of unplanned demographic growth on forests.
  • 8 Million Couple Year Protection.
  • 193 health centres supported.

33 millions :

- CAFI funding : 8 millions in two tranches (5 + 3)

- Norway : 25 millions

More financial information

  UNFPA and UNOPS
15

Savannahs and degraded forests

Programme Document (French)

  • Small and medium agricultural enterprises sustainably manage savannahs and degraded forests - Kwilu and Tshopo provinces, with the establishment of 7000 hectares of agroforestry. 
15 millions (in two tranches : 8 + 7 )   AFD
16 

Sustainable management of Forests 

Programme Document (French)

  • Elaboration of a strategy to strengthen the economic governance of the sector. 
  • Transparent and participatory elaboration of a Forest policy. 
  • Developing the forest/timber artisanal sector with legal practices.
  • Sustainable management of forests by communities and territorial entities. 
  • Management of large forest concessions is performed in accordance to Congolese law. 
  • Strengthen the capacity of local forest and decentralized administration.

12 millions from CAFI (in two tranches: 6 +6) 

4 millions from AFD

 

  AFD
17 DRC National REDD+ Fund Secretariat
  • Coordination, technical assistance, transparency and policy dialogue
15.9 millions FONAREDD web page UNDP