Nigeria

In November 2013, a workshop was held in Calabar, Nigeria, as part of ongoing support by the UN-REDD Programme to that country to develop a country approach to safeguards. The workshop objective was to build capacity of the multi-stakeholder group (from the federal and Cross River State level) on REDD+ safeguards and the potential benefits from REDD+ and to undertake initial work on identifying priorities for safeguard development.

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The Nigeria REDD+ University will take place 19-21 March in Calabar, Cross River State, the pioneer state in Nigeria for REDD+. The UN-REDD Programme will provide technical and financial support to this event that intends to foster understanding and multi-stakeholder dialogue on REDD+ and to serve as public inception of Nigeria’s REDD+ Readiness Programme. Read the agenda and find more information here.

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A new page for the UN-REDD Programme in Nigeria has been created on the public UN-REDD website. This page contains key Programme activities, documents and updates for a wide audience. Read more.

During its seventh Policy Board meeting 13-14 October 2011, the UN-REDD Programme approved US$4 million in funding for Nigeria's National Programme for REDD+.These critical funds support the capacity of national governments to prepare and implement REDD+ strategies with the active involvement of local stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities. Read more.

Nigeria submits is national programme document at the 7th Policy Board meeting held in Berlin, Germany on 13-14 October. See documents related to the submission here

A Technical Consultation on Social & Environmental Safeguards for REDD+ in Nigeria is taking place in Abuja on 2-4 August 2011. The consultation is conducted with a multi-stakeholder team of 15 individuals who will be using the draft UN-REDD Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria. Read more

A brainstorming Workshop was held with key Nigerian REDD+ stakeholders -  from federal and state levels - in Lagos on 20 May 2011, during which a consensus was reached on the value-added of Participatory Government Assessments  (PGAs) for REDD+ in Nigeria, on the key governance issues which should be assessed, and on a broad timeline and steps for the first phase of PGA process (from June until December 2011). See workshop presentations and more on PGAs

Officials from Nigeria's ministry of environment and Cross River state and the UN resident coordinator sign declaration endorsing Nigeria's REDD+ Readiness Programme. Read the full article here

Joint  Appraisal & Validation Mission for Nigeria’s REDD+ Readiness Plan. The mission will work on the draft document prepared in January-February 2011 by a number of national and international specialists and stakeholders, and which crops up from several efforts during 2010, including a comprehensive Preliminary Assessment of the REDD+ Context in Nigeria (see below), a UN-REDD Scoping Mission (October 2010) and various events, meetings and consultations, at local, national and international levels. See the ToRs here

The Federal Ministry of Environment, the Cross River State's Forestry Comission and UNDP have released  "A Preliminary Assessment of the Context for REDD in Nigeria". Download here.

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