Safeguard A: Actions are consistent with the objectives of national forest programmes and relevant international conventions and agreements
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- Assessment of PLR: the assessment generated issues and recommendations that were addressed during the REDD+ Process.
- Ownership and participation: The REDD+ process was led by the Ministry responsible for forestry. The process actively engaged with government institutions responsible for forestry resources within forestry protected areas (Forest reserves) at national (National Forestry Authority) and subnational levels (District Local Governments) , agency responsible or forested wildlife protected areas (Uganda Wildlife Authority); Forestry research and training (Universities and Research Institutes); government agencies reasonable for other sectors that impact or contribute to forestry ( agriculture, tourism, trade, mining, energy, land use, Public financing and economy, etc.), national focal points for UNFCCC, CBD, CITES, Paris Agreement/Climate Change, etc. as well as non-state actors (Private sector, NGOs/CSOs and Cultural Institutions).
- Policy and legal framework: The REDD+ process operated under the Forestry policy, law and regulations and respected polices, laws and regulations of wildlife, energy, oil and gas, tourism, agriculture, land, social development, human rights, refugees and international cooperation.
- Uganda’s National Forest Plan (2013- 2023): National REDD+ process incorporated the development the following objectives
- Enhance the capacity of forestry institutions to enable them effectively perform their mandates
- Increase the forest resource base by increasing forest cover to the 1990 levels
- Increase economic productivity of forests and employment in the forestry sector
- Raise incomes for households through forest-based initiatives
- Restore and improve ecosystem services derived from sustainably managed forests