REDD+  is an acronym for Reducing of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. The plus sign (+) stands for the role of Conservation, Sustainable Forest Management and Enhancement of Carbon Stocks (REDD+). The (+) enhances the land’s capacity for carbon storage through activities that improve forest health. In addition to carbon stocks being protected by avoiding forest damage and or clearing of entire forests, measures such as better forest management, conservation, restoration, and afforestation also increase carbon stocks. Read the Redd+ Programme writeup below this page....

RPF for Uganda's National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan (June 2020)

Resettlement Policy Framework for Uganda's National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan (June 2020)

The purpose of this RPF is, therefore, to establish resettlement and compensation principles, organizational arrangements, and design criteria to be applied to meet the needs of the people who may be affected by the various sub-projects to be implemented under the REDD+.

Indigenous Peoples’ Planning Framework June 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Planning Framework

The realization of REDD+ Strategies in Uganda requires inclusion and participation of every stakeholder that matters, affected or may be affected. However, the inclusion and participation of the forest dependent indigenous peoples (FDIP) tend to be very limited in the current planning processes. In view of this, what would be very important for FDIP, and have impacts in their livelihoods and rights are either not captured or addressed inappropriately.

National Project coverage (with map)

National Coverage: The Project will be implemented countrywide. The Map shows the geographical spread of project activities countrywide.

  • Productive/Private Forestry Components will be countrywide
  • The Albertine Rift, West Nile and Upper Nice specifically will cover Protected Areas (Central Forest Reserves, National Parks, Wildlife Reserves) and the associated landscapes; as well as refugee host district and non-refugee host districts.


A Grievance refers to a complaint, a feeling of dissatisfaction, an injustice, a wrong doing, an accusation, or criticism. It may include queries, suggestions and comments. A grievance may be mistaken to be “a case”, however, the two concepts are different. A case is a question contested before Courts of justice or an equivalent legal process.

Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework(ESMF)for the IFPA-CD Project

Government of Uganda has designed the Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate Smart Development Project that will be financed by the World Bank (WB) and Government of Uganda.

The PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE is to improve sustainable management of forests and protected areas and increase benefits to communities from forests in target landscapes that include Albertine Rift, the refugee-hosting areas of West Nile Region, and Lamwo district.

IFPA-CD PROJECT-Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups Framework (VMGF)

The Government of Uganda has designed the “Investing in Forest and protected Areas for Climate Smart Development Project”, (The Project), that will be financed by the International Development Association (World Bank) and Government of Uganda.  Preparation of The Project is led by the Ministry of Water and Environment, together with the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Uganda Wildlife Authority, and the National Forestry Authority.