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Promotion of Sustainable Charcoal in Angola through a Value Chain Approach

Project Summary

To reduce the current unsustainable and GHG-intensive mode of charcoal production and utilization from Angola’s Miombo woodlands via an integrated set of interventions in the national charcoal value chain.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Lead implementing partner: Ministry of the Environment (MINAMB) Other partners: IDF (Instituto de Desenvolvimento Florestal de Angola) – MINADER (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/Ministério da Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural de Angola); CETAC (Centro de Ecologia Tropical e Alterações Climáticas); Ministry of Economy - The National Institute of Support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (INAPEM); Ministry of Energy and Water (MINEA); Ministry of Commerce; Ministry of Industry; Ministry of Family (Ministério da Familia e Promoção da Mulher); Provincial Governments of Huambo, Benguela, Kwanza-Sul and/or Huila (TBD).NGOs: ADRA, CODESPA, ADPP and COSPE
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,620,000 USD
Co-financing Total
18,711,700 USD
GEF Agency Fees
438,900 USD
Total Cost 23,431,700.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Mar 2014
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Apr 2014
Concept Approved
01 May 2014
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Jun 2016
Project closed