The United Nations Collaborative Programme
on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
The United Republic of Tanzania

Roughly 40 per cent of the United Republic of Tanzania is covered by forests and woodlands. However, expanding arable land from the lowlands towards the mountains, rapidly rising energy needs and commercial logging are all factors contributing to deforestation and forest degradation in the country. In May, the inception report was approved which, together with the arrival of key programme staff in July marked the start of the implementation phase of Tanzania’s National Programme.

National Programme Updates

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Tanzania and Zambia Host Workshops on Greenhouse Gas and National Forest Inventories

March 2013

A series of recent UN-REDD Programme training workshops provided support to these four countries as they build national capacities in assessing forest biomass and preparing greenhouse gas inventories.
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DRC Shares Lessons with Tanzania on Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+

March 2013

Last month, delegates from Tanzania visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to share experiences on setting up national satellite forest monitoring systems; and the DRC launches new video to highlight its National Forest Monitoring System Portal.
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Tanzania Conducts Comprehensive REDD+ Capacity Needs Assessment

November 2012

The UN-REDD National Programme in Tanzania recently finalized a capacity needs assessment that reveals key challenges and opportunities for REDD+ readiness in Tanzania.
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REDD+ Capacity Needs Assessment conducted in Tanzania

October 2012

The Government of Tanzania, through the UN-REDD National Programme and in cooperation with UNDP, recently conducted a Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) of government institutions for REDD+ at central, regional, district and local levels in Tanzania. Read the full CNA report and policy briefMore details.

The CNA also proposes a five-year Capacity Development Plan for the years 2012 – 2017 and several intervention packages for REDD+ capacity development at all levels of government that allow for short term gains as well as long term strategic objectives to be achieved.

The full CNA report as well as a Policy Brief are now available here

Tanzania Releases Report on Estimating Cost Elements of REDD+

October 2012

Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) and the UN-REDD Programme commissioned a reporting looking at estimating cost elements of REDD+.
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Tanzania calls for comments on its National REDD+ Strategy

July 2012

The National REDD+ Task Force in Tanzania is seeking comments this summer on a second draft of the country’s National REDD+ Strategy and a draft Action Plan. All comments can be sent to Tanzania’s National REDD+ Secretariat.

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UN-REDD supports Tanzania preparations for climate change meeting

September 2011

The UN-REDD Country Programme in Tanzania is supporting the Government with preparations for the upcoming 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17). The conference will be held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December this year. This will be the third climate change conference to be held in Africa, after Kenya in 2006 and Marrakesh in Morocco in 2001. Read full article...

Tanzania Publishes First draft REDD+ Strategy for Public Comments

January 2011

On 10 January Tanzania published the draft REDD+ strategy for public comments. The strategy, developed by the REDD task force with the assistance of the REDD secretariat, will be refined and revised through further consultations and public comments. Comments can be emailed to or input through until 31 January. See the press release and documents here.

Joint Workshop on Opportunity Cost of REDD+ in Tanzania

November 2010

The UN-REDD Programme in Tanzania is teaming up with the World Bank Institute (WBI), the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), and the ASB-Partnership at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) who will deliver a training workshop on the opportunity cost of REDD+. Read full article...

Remote Sensing Training for REDD+ in Tanzania

September 2010

The UN-REDD Programme in Tanzania continues to assist the government there with the establishment of a national forest carbon Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system as one of its key tasks and collaborates with NAFORMA to provide training to achieve this. Read full article...

MRV in Tanzania

May 2010

Following the latest UN-REDD Programme workshop on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) in Tanzania, coordination of MRV activities is currently underway in the country. Read full article...

Tanzania's Inception Workshop

March 2010

REDD+ consultant and blogger, Chris Cosslett, reviews what these kick-off events mean for UN-REDD National Programmes. Read full article...

MRV Workshop in Tanzania

February 2010

The UN-REDD Programme and Tanzania met in February to review national MRV advancements and develop a case study for MRV implementation in other REDD+ countries. Read full article...


UN-REDD in the United Republic of Tanzania

Budget: US$4.3 million

March 2009 – March 2011

Primary Partner:
Forest and Beekeeping Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism


Using spatial information to support decisions on safeguards and multiple benefits for REDD+

Tanzania Final UN-REDD National Joint Programme

Presentation – Tanzania co-benefits

Main report  - Estimating cost elements of REDD+ in Tanzania

Policy Brief - Estimating Costs of REDD in Tanzania

Software tool- Cost elements tool Tanzania

Article - Merger et al_REDD+ cost element Tanzania

Alberic Kacou
UN Resident Coordinator