Upgrading the Ekuri Community Forest Governance structures: Application of International Best Practices.
Upgrading the Ekuri Community Forest Governance structures: Application of International Best Practices.
Old and new Ekuri communities have the largest community surviving pristine tropical rainforest in the world. The size of the forest spans more than 33,600 hectares. Like most conserved forest areas in Nigeria, the Forest of Old and New Ekuri is under severe threat of depletion. This is due to increasing pressures from loggers etc. Therefore, certain measures have to be put in place to check the illegal activities of these loggers and also provide alternative means of livelihood to the locals who could use the lack of it as a cogent excuse for desecrating the forest resources. This project aims at promoting sustainable and community based management and use of forests in Ekuri and thus contribute to social and economic development in Ekuri.
The project will specifically seek to achieve the following:
(a) Strengthen the capacity of the communities, including restructuring, of the Ekuri community forests to accommodate the challenging debates which are bordered around sustainable development proposals in Cross River state
(b) Build their knowledge base about low cost methods for reforestation through natural regeneration;
(c) Use of the information and learning experiences generated during this period for the preparation of a plan describing how to study the succession of natural regeneration and its management, and how to incorporate lessons learnt within the initiative and upscale the training carried out for staff and village representatives.
In line with approved project activities. Implementation of the project will be closely monitored and supervised jointly by the Ekuri Initiative and representatives of the community.

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Project Snapshot

Ekuri Initiative
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 43,313.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 58,250.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr. Etim Okon
Phone: 08035476049, 08080272700; 08065646982
Email: ekuriinitiative2015@gmail.com


Old Ekuri and New Ekuri Community, Akamkpa LGA, Cross River State
Cross River , South South ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Ms Rose Agbo


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