The Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security is strengthened in terms of institutional structure, policy framework, technical capacities, law enforcement capacities and logistical support.
Technical assistance will be provided, a staff training needs assessment undertaken and training, seminars and workshops delivered to discuss policy options on the management of forest resources and REDD+. All stakeholders will be involved in capacity building activities.
Basic REDD+ readiness is completed.
The GCCA project will support the completion of a forest and carbon inventory; the development of a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system for REDD+; the completion of an opportunity cost assessment for the conversion of forest areas; and the provision of inputs into the definition of a national REDD+ policy.
The level of awareness of climate change and its links to environmental degradation and development, particularly of children and women, increases significantly.
This involves preparing a climate change awareness and education strategy; and organising national and sub-national awareness raising campaigns.
The economics and dynamics of charcoal production and consumption are better understood. A strategy to pilot sustainable charcoal production is defined.
A study of charcoal production and consumption will be conducted; and sustainable charcoal production will be piloted with a view to showing its potential to reduce the pressure on forests.
A map of solar power potential is produced.
This involves mapping the potential for the generation of solar power in Sierra Leone, and overlaying it with the areas of demand for electricity. This will provide the information baseline needed to prepare a national solar energy strategy and action plan.