On 25th July 2022, the National Carbon Monitoring Center (NCMC), a research centre at the Sokoine University of Agriculture, organized a workshop on the experiences and lessons learnt on REDD+ implementation in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
This workshop was organized to share experiences between the Member States on REDD+ initiatives and country experiences on projects undertaken during the REDD+ Readiness Pilot Projects. The workshop also included a discussion on emerging market/business opportunities linked to REDD+ and countries' preparedness relating to them.
A formal opening was conducted by Professor Amandus P. Muhairwa, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Finance, and Administration), on behalf of Professor Raphael T. Chibunda, the Vice Chancellor of the Sokoine University of Agriculture.
What is REDD+?
REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, plus the sustainable management of forests, and the conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. It is an essential part of the global efforts to mitigate climate change.
About National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC)
The National Carbon Monitoring Centre was established in 2016 with the objective of building the national capacity to measure, verify and report adequately on carbon emissions at national and international level. It is a vehicle for reporting on carbon stocks and their changes as well as coordinating the national MRV-processes for the Government of Tanzania. The goal of the Centre is to enable Tanzania to actively participate and benefit from possible future international carbon trading mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Find more at https://www.ncmc.sua.ac.tz