The REDD+ initiative known as Community-Based REDD Mechanisms for Sustainable Forest Management in Semiarid Areas: The Case of Ngitilis in Shinyanga Region, promoted sustainable natural resource management and reduced carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in ngitilis. The initiative was implemented by the Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organization (TaTEDO) as part of its long-term agenda of promoting access to sustainable, modern energy technologies, poverty reduction and environmental conservation in Shinyanga. The initiative operated in two districts of Shinyanga region: Kahama and Shinyanga Rural. The intervention area, or REDD+ forest, was defined as the aggregation of individual ngitili. Thus, the initiative generated lessons about the best mechanisms for engaging private forest owners in a community-based REDD+ initiative.
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. 272-285Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.