The main objective of the GAF co-ordinated “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Africa (REDDAF)” project is to further build on the existing company experiences in implementing a REDD Pilot Project in Cameroon, and initiate such a Pilot in a new country in the Congo Region. The methods tested in Cameroon, will be fully implemented in the Central African Republic (CAR) which is one of the countries that has been actively following the REDD process.

The UNFCCC Focal Points in both Cameroon and CAR have supported and endorsed the REDDAF concepts and objectives. The main activities for the project will include:

  • User Requirements in CAR to identify the needs of stakeholders in terms of specific policy drivers, working practices and decision making cycles as well as the technical specifications for reporting.
  • Reference scenarios for estimating deforestation and degradation; remote sensing analysis will provide forest area maps and forest cover change maps applicable for a national REDD scenario.
  • Developing methods for degradation assessment,
  • Testing a ‘direct’ approach to biomass mapping using new sensor data (based mostly on the radar sensors),
  • Undertaking technology transfer and capacity building to the countries.



[None Listed]
News coverage:
[None Listed]

Project Details

Project type:
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation [REDD(+)]
Central African Republic
Project developer(s) or entities involved:


Project status:
Contact details:


Dr. Thomas Haeusler

Tel. +49 (0) 89 12 15 28 0 and


Project size:
Not disclosed
Total actual emissions reductions:
Not disclosed
Estimated annual emissions reductions:
[None Listed]
[None Listed]
Official project start date:
Standard(s) and project area certifications:
[None Listed]
Crediting period:
Seeking additional support from:
[None Listed]
Official tenure and land-use rights on the project site(s):
[None Listed]
Co-benefits of the project to people or ecosystems:
[None Listed]
More about the project's co-benefits:
[None Listed]
Drivers of deforestation or forest degradation in the project area:
[None Listed]
Project activities that address deforestation or forest degradation:
[None Listed]
Forest/land cover type:
[None Listed]
Tenure and use rights:
[None Listed]
Species planting mix:
Verification status:
Not Validated - seeking validation
Credit status: