Forest and Landscape Restoration supporting Landscape and Livelihoods Resilience in the Central African Republic (CAR)

Project Summary

Contribute to the restoration and maintenance of critical landscapes to provide global environmental benefits and more resilient economic development and livelihoods, in support of the Bonn Challenge Indicatorsa) Area (ha) of deforested and degraded landscapes in restoration transition, stratified by land management actors (communities, farmers, private enterprises, and others);b) tCO2eq avoided emissions/increased removals in the CAR landscapes as a result of The Restoration Initiative (TRI) interventions.c) Number of households directly benefiting from the project (from jobs, revenue and income, sustainably harvested timber, Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP), etc.) Targetsa) 3,221 ha of degraded agro-ecosystem and degraded forest landscapes moved to sustainable land management regimes and 2,665 ha of avoided deforestationb) 3,185,597tCO2eq avoided emissions/increased removals from direct project activities over the Project’s impact period.c) 3,000 households will directly benefit from capacity building, trainings, equipment, jobs, revenue and income, products such as sustainably harvested timber, NTFP, etc.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Central African Republic
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, Water, Forestry, Hunting, and Fisheries (Ministère de l’environnement, du développement durable, des eaux, forêts, chasse et pêche - MEDDEFCP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
165,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,961,638 USD
Co-financing Total
10,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
536,548 USD
Total Cost 16,526,638.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
17 Jun 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Jul 2016
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Aug 2018
Project closed