Development of a National Approach to Safeguards and a Safeguards Information System for REDD+ Implementation

Name of Client:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kenya




August 2022 – December 2022

Project Description:

The National Forestry Programme14 (2016-2030) a strategic framework for forest policy, planning and implementation to coordinate the sector’s development, notes that REDD+ provides an opportunity to move towards more effective governance of the forest sector.  Along with the Climate Change Act (2016) these documents all highlight forestry as one of the priority areas to move Kenya towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathway. To do this, they recommend that the national forest cover must be increased to at least 10% as recommended and proposed in the Constitution of 2010.

The National REDD+ Project is in place to complete the readiness architecture and support the development of a:


National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) and Investment Plan. In full, this means a national Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and fostering conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).


Safeguards information system. A coordinated and coherent approach is needed to sustainably manage and conserve forests and to reduce GHG emissions in order to meet the national target of forest cover of at least 10% of the land area of Kenya.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff Within the Assignment:

EMC Consultants prepared the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), and the Safeguards Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Project

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