Accelerating the Implementation of REDD+ and Results based Payments in Africa

01 Nov 2019

In Africa, the UN REDD programme has worked with 28 partner countries to successfully achieve substantial climate, forest and development goals. As a result, more than 12 countries have advanced their national REDD+ strategies or action plans, 10 countries have finalized their forest reference emission levels (FREL), five countries were supported in developing national forest monitoring systems and five countries have developed country approaches to meeting the UNFCCC social and environmental safeguards requirements.

Currently, about four countries can be qualified to request the results-based payments (RBP) under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) mechanism for completing the four elements of the Warsaw framework and two countries have received payment through carbon credits fund from the World Bank. This session will showcase good examples and discuss future potential as REDD+ moves towards results-based payments.

This session will highlight key countries success stories in regards to the completion of the Warsaw Framework, governance and monitoring challenges to deliver results as to justify payments and documenting key steps and requirements to access results-based payments from GCF.

  • (UN REDD Programme) FAO, UNDP and UN Environment Programme (UNEP)


  • Roselyn Fosua Adjei

    Director of Climate Change, Forestry Commission, Ghana, Country Representative UN-REDD Executive board

  • Cleto Ndikumagenge

    Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for FAO Projects funded by Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI): NFMS and the integrated programme of REDD+ in Equateur Province (PIREDD Equateur) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Thomas Yaw Gyambrah

    Assistant Manager, National REDD+ Secretariat/Climate Change Directorate of the Forestry Commission, Ghana

  • Jean Paul Aka

    Agricultural Engineer


  • Peter Umunay

    Senior Advisor on Forest and Climate Change, UNEP WCMC