In 2016, following years of experience in the development and implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), FFI began the application of a five-year project that will deliver a fully operational National REDD+ pilot in Liberia’s community-state co-managed Wonegizi Proposed Protected Area, helping at least 3,000 smallholders to sustainably manage land and natural resources.

Nationally, the project supports Liberia in developing the policy frameworks necessary to replicate and scale up forest protection, and in accessing the necessary climate and ecosystem service finances.

Internationally, the project promotes consensus on REDD+ and enables Liberia to deliver on its commitments to reduce the impact of climate change by minimising the loss of forest cover in one of the last remaining areas of tropical forest in West Africa.

We are grateful for financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).