Uganda FIP Process Stakeholder Consultations – Eastern Uganda (September 2016)

The purpose of Uganda’s FIP is to contribute towards Uganda’s obligations to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through investments that aim to reduce pressure on natural forests, enhance forest ecosystem services, improve coordination and governance in the forest sector, and ensuring a vibrant forest industry in Uganda. The development of Uganda’s REDD+ strategies for tackling deforestation and forest degradation is ongoing and due to be completed by mid-2017. However, earlier indications from the REDD+ Strategy formulation process identifies investments targeting mitigation within and outside the forest sector that will reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in targeted landscapes, and an enabling policy environment for strengthening forest sector performance. FIP will provide up-front bridge financing to implement the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan that combines national and landscape level investments within the Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga and Upper Nile Water Management Zones to address these priorities.