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Afforestation and Agroforestry

 

Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Generating Multiple Environmental Benefits Within and around the Greater Kafue National Park and West Lunga National Park (2014-2018).

The project objective is to protect the biodiversity and carbon sinks of the Greater Kafue and West Lunga National Parks from threats and effectively managed by local institutions, communities and economic actors using sustainable forest and land management practices. The project is being implemented in collaboration with Department of National Parks and Wildlife. The Project has a technical committee which is co-chaired by the Director of Forestry and Director of National Parks and Wildlife and National steering Committee which is also co-chaired by the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Ministry of Tourism and Arts. The total project financing is estimated at US$ 16,188,864. The project is coming to an end in April 2019. The Department is in the process of securing a non-cost extension of the project.

Promoting climate resilient community-based regeneration of indigenous forests in Zambia’s Central Province (2015- 2019).

The project objective to increase the rate of forest regeneration and promote climate- resilient adaptation practices among local communities in Zambia’s Central Province. The project is being implemented in Chitambo and Serenje Districts. The Project has a technical committee which is chaired by the Director of Forestry and National steering Committee which is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. The total project financing is estimated at US$3,885,000

 

The Zambia Integrated Forest Landscapes Program in Zambia’s Eastern Province (2017-2022).

 
The project objective is to The Project objective is to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Recipient’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency. The Project will be implemented over a period of five years from 2018 to 2022. The project is being implemented in all districts of Eastern Province. The project is multi sector involving, Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife, Physical Planning and non-state actors. The Project has a technical committee which is chaired by the Director of Forestry and National steering Committee which is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, National Development Planning. The total project financing is estimated at US$32,800,000 with the International Development Association (IDA) contributing a Credit of $17 million; a Grant of $8 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (BioCF ISFL) contributing $7.8 million.

Forest and Farm Facility Programme (2018-22).

The programme has a focus of strengthening forest and farm producer organizations as primary agents of change for climate resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods and will contribute to at least 11 of 17 SDGS through focused work to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1. More enabling policy and legal frameworks for FFPOS delivered through more FFPO-inclusive governance and cross-sectoral processes (SDG 16 & 17).
  • Outcome 2. Increased entrepreneurship, access to markets and finance through gender equitable value chains (SDG 1, 5, 8 & 12).
  • Outcome 3. Improved delivery of landscape scale mitigation, adaptation and climate resilience for climate change through direct engagement of FFPOS and integration with inclusive livelihood approaches (SDG 2, 13 & 15).
  • Outcome 4. Improved and equitable access to social and cultural services (SDG 3 & 10).

The project is being implemented in collaboration with non-state actors and will explore synergies with other projects in the districts of implementation which are Choma, Mushindamo, Petauke, and Katete Districts. It’s has a funding of US$1, 200,000.00

The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Support Programme

The main goal of this project is to provide Government with support in planning, preparing and implementation of the Country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement by developing sectoral and provincial mitigation action plans as well as tracking Mitigation outcomes from projects and programmes.

The programme is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is also intended to ensure gender issues are integrated in NDC implementation.

It is scheduled to run for two years from 2018 to 2019 and has a total budget of US$ 750,000. The proposed budget for 2018 is US$481, 978.

The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (Biofin)

This Project is aimed at providing a methodology that offers innovative steps to measure current biodiversity expenditures, assess financial needs, identify the most suitable finance solutions and provides guidance on how to implement these solutions to achieve the national biodiversity targets as enshrined in the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP-2). The Project contributes to SDGs 13 on climate action and 15on life on land as well as 7NDP Pillar 1 and 2 of the 7NDP.

The Project has been running since 2015 and is scheduled to conclude in December 2018. Its total budget is $489,935 and the proposed budget for 2018 is $145,849 http://www.biodiversityfinance.net/

Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Generating Multiple Environmental Benefits within and around the Greater Kafue National Park and West Lunga National Park in Zambia

The objective of the Project is biodiversity and carbon sinks of Kafue/West Lunga Protected Area systems of Zambia are better protected from threats and effectively managed by national and local institutions, communities and economic actors using sustainable forestry and land management practices.

The Project is jointly implemented by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and the Forestry Department, while the Department of Climate Change and Natural Resources provides Secretariat to the Project Steering Committee, which is chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

The project is being implemented through two components namely:

Component 1:     Increased management effectiveness and financial sustainability of Greater Kafue and West Lunga Protected Areas systems;

Component 2:     Sustainable land and forest management by “Community Conservancies” in target GMAs through selected CBNRM practices”.

ENABLING ACTIVITIES OR SHORT TERM PROJECTS

Enabling activities refers to activities that are funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to enable countries prepare reports on how they are implementing provisions of the Conventions or prepare proposals to secure funds to implement activities.

 Support to Preparation of the Interim National Report on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Zambia” – SSFA/2017/26

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. It provides a transparent legal framework for the effective implementation of one of the three objectives of the CBD: the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic

In order to domesticate the Protocol in the country, Government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has put in place an institutional framework for implementing the Protocol. With support from GEF amounting to USD$20,000, through UN-Environment, Zambia prepared and submitted its Initial National Report in July 2018.

Sixth National Report (6NR) to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Zambia has entered into a Small Scale Funding Agreement (SSFA) with UNEP worth USD $100,000 to enable the Country prepare ‘tis Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Report, which is due in December 2018 will show progress on how the country is working towards meeting its Aichi targets on biodiversity as enshrined into National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP2-2015-2025).

Proposal Preparation Grant (PPG) on Ecosystems Based Adaptation (EBA)

The Ministry, through the Department has another SSFA with UNEP to enable it prepare a project proposal aimed at protecting  wetlands and forests in order to promote Ecosystems Based Adaptation (EBA) to enable communities adapt to climate change.

The SSFA is worth USD $100,000 and the output is a project proposal to GEF to secure around six million dollars for the project.