SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGN OF THE MRV SYSTEM IN THE FRAMEWORK OF REDD+ READINESS IN THE SUDAN

The Republic of Sudan is currently in the process of preparing for REDD+ as defined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In support of Sudan’s preparations for REDD+, and with support from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Geoff Roberts from the Mullion Group undertook and institutional mapping, gap analysis and capacity needs assessment for a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) and REDD+ MRV system in Sudan. This analysis identified the possible objectives and policy requirements of the REDD+ MRV and NFMS, the roles/responsibilities of key institutions relevant to REDD+ MRV, as well as an assessment of gaps, overlaps and training/procurement needs and proposed coordination mechanisms amongst those institutions.