The Government of Uganda has designed the Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate-Smart Development Project (the Project) that will be financed by the International Development Association (World Bank) and Government of Uganda (GoU). Preparation of the project is led by the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), and the National Forestry Authority (NFA).
IFPA-CD Project Appraisal Document (PAD)
INVESTING IN FORESTS AND PROTECTED AREAS FOR CLIMATE-SMART DEVELOPMENT(IFPA-CD) PROJECT BRIEF
TERMS OF REFERENCE CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW AND RE-DEVELOP THE UGANDA FORESTRY STANDING ORDERS & ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES
The African Wildlife Foundation, on behalf of the Ministry for Water and Environment, is seeking the services of a senior consultant to develop a new set of standing orders and administrative policies for the forest sector, arising from the need to revise, redevelop and revive the Departmental Standing Orders of the previous Forest Department (1997), together with the incorporation of existing FSSD, NFA and DFS orders and policies into the new instrument.
Uganda's Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) prescribes a forest baseline level/emission level against which the country shall measure impacts arising from implementation of the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan. In the implementation of its 20-year Uganda’s REDD+ Strategy and action plan, the Ministry of Water and Environment is committed to improve on the forest resources to be able to contribute to the mitigation of climate change effects...
Implementation of the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan is envisaged to generate benefits and or incentives to all stakeholders involved in REDD+ activities. In this regard, Uganda has put in place a Benefits Sharing Arrangements framework to guide sharing of REDD+ benefits in a transparent and equitable manner.
Uganda’s REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan is intended to help to improve the status of forest resources, mitigate climate change effects, promote fair and balanced benefits including gender consideration and the welfare of communities in general and forest dependent indigenous communities. In addition, the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan will improve the existing negative perceptions, attitudes and practices by forest, trees, and climate change management stakeholders and this will among others, contribute to sustainable socioeconomic development.
Third Grant Agreement for the Republic Of Uganda’s Additional REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support Project (Tf0a5722) (July 2017- December 2019)