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on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

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Other Partner Countries

In addition to the 21 UN-REDD Programme countries receiving support to National Programmes, the Programme also supports 35 other partner countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. These countries are: Benin, Bhutan, Cameroon, Central African Republic (the), Chad, Chile, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (the), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, South Sudan, Sudan (the), Suriname, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 

New partner countries can benefit from receiving targeted support from the UN-REDD Global Programme and knowledge sharing, which is facilitated by the UN-REDD Programme’s online community of practice. Partner countries also have observer status at UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meetings, and may be invited to submit a request to receive funding for a National Programme in the future, if selected through a set of criteria to prioritize funding for new countries approved by the Policy Board.

Countries Updates

Kenya releases its “REDD+ Corruption Risk Assessment”

January 2014

On 8 December, the UN-REDD Policy Board Information Session on Sharing National Experiences on Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for REDD+" held in Geneva, Switzerland, was an opportunity for Kenya's Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, represented by Mr. Gichu, National REDD+ Coordinator, to launch its "Corruption Risk Assessment for REDD+ in Kenya".

The study, conducted by the Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) with the support of the UN-REDD Programme and with strong engagement of Kenya's Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, details the historical context of forest governance and integrity; showcases how some corruption practices have contributed to deforestation and forest degradation; and assesses new corruption risks brought about by the financial flows expected under REDD+. Most importantly, the report provides recommendations that will support a policy dialogue in Kenya and inform the country’s national REDD+ strategy ; contribute to the development of safeguards for REDD+; and help the Ministry anticipate the kind of grievances that can emanate from REDD+. 

More information about the UN-REDD Programme’s support to transparency and accountability for REDD+, is available here.

The R-PP Validation Workshop in Colombia Exceeds Expectations

June/July 2013

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UN-REDD Programme Approves US$4 million for Colombia’s National Programme

June 2013

UN-REDD also approves US$4 million for Community-Based REDD+ grants during Policy Board meeting held in June in Indonesia.
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Lao PDR and Morocco Join the UN-REDD Programme

November 2012

The UN-REDD Programme is now working with 46 partner countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Kenya Water Tower Dialogue Releases Final Outcome Statement

November 2012

Deforestation in Kenya’s water towers deprives the Kenyan economy of 6 billion Shillings annually and threatens the supply of more than 70 per cent of the country’s water supply.
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Mexico Holds Expert Meeting on Estimating National Forest Carbon

September 2012

Experts gathered last month in Mexico to strengthen the country’s MRV system and share experiences on REDD+ in the region.
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Kenya Advances its REDD+ Readiness Roadmap

August 2012

The Government of Kenya is advancing its National REDD+ Programme by focusing on developing reference levels and a national forest monitoring system.
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By: Patrick Van Laake 

UN-REDD Partner Countries Highlight Their Needs in the Different Phases of REDD+

July 2012

During a recent workshop in Colombia, UN-REDD Programme partner countries underscored their need to bolster technical capacities in various stages of REDD+ readiness and implementation. Read full article…

Malaysia and Uganda Join the UN-REDD Programme

June 2012

The UN-REDD Programme is now working with 44 partner countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. Read full article…

Mexico Adopts Landmark REDD+ Legal Reforms

May 2012

The Mexican Senate recently approved a set of legal amendments that set a new precedent for empowering local communities to address deforestation.
By: Francesca Felicani Robles, Andrés Avila Akerberg and Chris Stephens
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Sudan's REDD+ Progress

March/April 2012

Sudan is now working with a range of international partners to actively explore how REDD+ can play a critical role in reducing the country's rates of deforestation and forest degradation.
By: Dr. Patrick Van Laake
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Stakeholders Endorse Sri Lanka's UN-REDD National Programme

February 2012

Sri Lanka is now ready to submit their REDD+ National Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) and request for approval and funding at the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting in March. Read full article…

Bangladesh Holds Second National Consultation on REDD+ Readiness Roadmap

January 2012

Bangladesh is moving ever closer towards a comprehensive REDD+ Readiness Roadmap, and thus fully realizing the potential role of the country’s forest sector in tackling climate change. Read full article…

UN-REDD and FAO Explore the Legal Dimension of REDD+ Implementation

January 2012

In three new studies, the UN-REDD Programme and FAO are working with the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) to look at how legal and regulatory frameworks shape national contexts for REDD+. Read full article…

Update on REDD+ in Mongolia

January 2012

Mongolia has recently become a partner country of the UN-REDD Programme and is now working to develop a national REDD+ roadmap.
By: Bunchingiv Bazartseren, Lisa Ogle and Joel Scriven 
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7 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

January 2012

The UN-REDD Programme welcomes Benin, Cameroon, Chile, Ghana, Myanmar, South Sudan and Suriname as new partners to the Programme. Read full article…

National UN-REDD Programme Updates

November 2011

Ecuador signs its National Programme and enters into implementation; REDD+ Readiness consultations begin in Bangladesh; the Philippines officially kicks off REDD+ implementation with its Inception workshop; and Viet Nam finalizes its study on ecological stratification linked to REDD+. Read full article…

Encouraging Signs for the REDD+ Process in Republic of Congo

September 2011

A year after the approval of its REDD+ readiness preparation proposal, and a few months after the Tropical Forests Summit, favorable conditions are reinforcing the Republic of Congo’s intention to explore the REDD+ pathway. Read full article...

Mongolia begins its REDD+ Roadmap Process

September 2011

A workshop on REDD+ Roadmap process was organized in Ulaanbaatar, jointly by the Forestry Agency of Mongolia and UNDP Country Office to inform the sector stakeholders about the REDD+ principles, Mongolia’s potential to obtain funding and the processes and actions required for achieving the REDD+ readiness. Read full article...

REDD+ Participatory Governance Assessments Piloted in Indonesia and Nigeria

July 2011

The UN-REDD Programme together with government counterparts and UNDP country offices in Abuja, Nigeria and Jakarta, Indonesia have initiated pilots on the Participatory Governance Assessments (PGAs) for REDD+. Read full article...

6 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

The UN-REDD Programme welcomes Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mongolia, Pakistan and Peru as new partners to the Programme. Read full article ...


Advancing on MRV for REDD+ in Mexico

Rosa María Román from the UN-REDD Programme provides an update on the project “Reinforcing REDD+ Readiness in Mexico and enabling South-South cooperation"-- the main outcome of the cooperation between Norway and Mexico aimed at strengthening the country’s MRV system and sharing experiences on REDD+ in the region. Read full article ...


Nigeria Signs its REDD+ Readiness Programme

Officials from Nigeria's ministry of environment and Cross River state and the UN resident coordinator sign declaration endorsing Nigeria's REDD+ Readiness Programme. Read full article ...