Coverage Area: Rufunsa, Nyimba, Petauke and Chipata
Donor: European Union through TI-S
Program Span: 2014-2017
The link between corruption and deforestation and forest degradation has been almost universally recognised. Climate change mitigation initiatives like Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) are constantly undermined by corruption.
TIZ works with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Forestry Department, as well as with citizens, traditional authorities and civil society to ensure that all parties are aware of REDD+, existing risks and how corruption can undermine the process. Furthermore, the project seeks to empower citizen groups to engage with the process and monitor REDD+ spending and projects in order to ensure both private and public sector are acting accountably and with integrity.
Under REDD+, our work involves;
Conducting in-depth assessments of REDD+ risks and realities, both in policy making and projects on the ground.
Documenting best and poor practice scenarios to feed into an evolving set of policy recommendations.
Working with partners in government and civil society to contribute to the development of locally appropriate and corruption-resilient REDD+ schemes.
Raising awareness in local communities about the advantages and risks presented by REDD+, and enhancing their ability to monitor financial flows, decision-making and project implementation.