South-South REDD: A Brazil–Mozambique Initiative for Zero Deforestation with Pan-African Relevance (Nhantumbo, Isilda)

The collaboration between Mozambique and Brazil was governed by a memorandum of understanding on ‘South–South REDD: A Brazil–Mozambique Initiative for Zero Deforestation with Pan-African Relevance’ signed in 2009 between the government of Mozambique through the Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA) and the Foundation for Sustainable Amazonas (FAS). The Ministry of Agriculture, through the National Directorate of Lands and Forests, was also a key partner in the collaboration that shared the coordination role of the initiative together with MICOA. The aim of this initiative was to create the conditions under which Mozambique is able to embark on the implementation of REDD+. The partnership included other institutions mainly responsible for providing technical inputs. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) provided the technical leadership with Eduardo Mondlane University, Centro Terra Viva (a local NGO) and INDUFOR. Contact with Brazil also enabled the exchange of knowledge regarding local-level planning tools for REDD+. This was particularly tested in Manica province. The making of the REDD+ readiness preparation proposal (RPP) was a key milestone in the process of implementation of South–South collaboration in particular marking the role of the technical support to government. Mozambique’s RPP was formally submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility in January 2012 and approved in March the same year.

Final Report, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London 2013. 

Copyright: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London

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Created Date: 22-10-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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