The REDD+ initiative being run in Zanzibar by CARE International is called Piloting REDD in Zanzibar Through Community Forest Management. In Swahili, the initiative is referred to as Hifadhi misitu Zanzibar (Conserve forests in Zanzibar) or HIMA. HIMA is using a tailor-made PFM approach based on CFM agreements to reach goals that are specifically pro-poor and gender equitable, in line with CAREs mission. The initiative is building on CAREs previous work with PFM in Zanzibar, expanding their efforts on Zanzibars largest island of Unguja and extending into Pemba, the less-developed northern islands.
The predominant vegetation in Zanzibar is coral rag, a dry, shrubby, relatively nutrient-poor, but biodiversity-rich forest type growing on high calcium soils. This landscape is not carbon-rich, but HIMA was selected for funding by the RNE because of CAREs outstanding reputation and proven capacity with forestry projects in Zanzibar. The hope is that CARE can repeat its successes while carving out a unique niche for REDD+ in Zanzibar.
Topic: REDD+, climate change
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2014
Source: E.O. Sills, S. Atmadja, Sassi, C. de A.E. Duchelle, D. Kweka, I.A.P. Resosudarmo, W.D. Sunderlin, (eds.) REDD+ on the ground: A case book of subnational initiatives across the globe. 234-244Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.