Strengthening the capacity of rural communities to combat deforestation and biodiversity loss on the Obudu Plateau, Cross River
Strengthening the capacity of rural communities to combat deforestation and biodiversity loss on the Obudu Plateau, Cross River
The project seeks to strengthening the capacity of rural communities to combat deforestation and biodiversity loss on the Obudu Plateau, Cross River). The rainforest of Cross River State are some of the richest forest on the African continent and are of worldwide importance as one of Africa’s five biodiversity hotspots. The rainforests have been lost due largely to unsustainable logging and farming practices over time, over-harvesting of non-timber forest products, Infrastructure development, Inadequate and ineffective legal frameworks for forest governance at the community level, Poor research, Insecurity of land tenure among others. Objectives of the project are; To provide alternative means for sustainable livelihoods among the target communities to reduce over dependence on forests, to encourage and enhance sustainable natural resources management and to reduce deforestation.
The project will undertake various activities to achieve its objective, including community mobilization and sensitization, awareness creation around conservation and biodiversity as well as dissemination of the environmental policy existing in Cross River State, participatory needs assessment, livelihoods projects implementation, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, development and dissemination of Information, Education and Communication materials among others.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
The African Research Association/Development in Nigeria
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 28,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 12,500.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y1/CORE/BD/12/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
• How easy would it be to replicate the successes in a different context or country? The replication of the success of this project is simple because the approach adopted in the project design and implementation is not complex. The project was designed with the end beneficiaries in mind and this has resulted in the cooperation received from them. So, any plan to scale up the project should be planned around the felt needs of the people • What mistakes should be avoided if the project were to be replicated? Decisions on the demonstration projects should not be taken without the involvement of the end beneficiaries • Has your project been up-scaled? If yes, please explain how and which organization lead the up-scaling process There has been no up-scaling yet • Have you shared your successful model with other communities? We have not communicated this to other communities yet. Though we have shared our experiences with other stakeholders in one forum under the UN REDD+ intervention. • What was the vehicle for knowledge exchange? Experience sharing in a stakeholders’ meeting • How easy would it be to replicate the successes in a different context or country? The replication of the success of this project is simple because the approach adopted in the project design and implementation is not complex. The project was designed with the end beneficiaries in mind and this has resulted in the cooperation received from them. So, any plan to scale up the project should be planned around the felt needs of the people • What mistakes should be avoided if the project were to be replicated? Decisions on the demonstration projects should not be taken without the involvement of the end beneficiaries • Has your project been up-scaled? If yes, please explain how and which organization lead the up-scaling process There has been no up-scaling yet • Have you shared your successful model with other communities? We have not communicated this to other communities yet. Though we have shared our experiences with other stakeholders in one forum under the UN REDD+ intervention. • What was the vehicle for knowledge exchange? Experience sharing in a stakeholders’ meeting.

Grantee Contact

Mr. James ODEY
Phone: 07039160663
Email: aradinng@gmail.com
 

Address

No.59, Atu Street, Opposite Government Secondary School Atu, Calabar South, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Calabar , Cross River ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001