The workshop was took place on 3 October 2018, elkhaber hall for international conference, Red sea

The workshop was attended by 72.


53 male.

 The participant involve wide spectrum of representation   Including:- Ministry of agriculture livestock, and fishers , Ministry of agriculture / local of sinkat , Ministry of environment and natural resources ,Council of environment and natural resource, Director of Horticulture Department , Administration of Wildlife Management , Director of agriculture extension Department , Director of soil conservation, Director Manager of livestock , Director Manager of agriculture land, Forests National Corporation,  General Directorate of Plant Protection , Representatives of local sinkat , Local Reprehensive of Sinkat, Tokar, Haya, Gneeb oleeb, Kalaneebeb , Halaibs, Hallok, Gebet elmaden and dreeb .

Objective of the workshop:-

 To aware the community and stakeholder about REDD+ activities, objectives and the role of forests in climate change.

Workshop started by Quran and then opining remarks from:- Mr. Musa Abdalla Eisa – General of red sea forests state, Prof Ahmed abdelaziz, manager of university of Red Sea , Mr. Isam eldeen sorkti – General Manager of ministry of agriculture livestock.

The outcome of the workshop was 20 recommendations as follows

  • The importantance of this kind of awareness companies and the survey visit
  • Restore the concept of forests and deserts.
  • Restore the culture of popular forests.
  • The  contribute of transport to enhance GHGs emission, need awareness.
  • Activation the law and regulation to protect the forests.
  • Valuation effort of Forests National Corporation to protect the forests.
  • The role of stakeholder to success the REDD+ pogramme.
  • Biodiversity of vegetation cover of the state, introducing the mesquite tree (Boscia Senegalensis) to combating desertification.
  • The important of Mangrove forests especially in the coast area.
  • Benefit of mangrove forests for the ground water.
  • Management and admistrarion illegal cutting.
  • Illegal cutting, the main cause of deterioration of environment.
  • Studies related to climate change should be covered all states.
  • Training to pasture by local language.
  • Management of track of pasture (Massmart).
  • Natural conservation solution for illegal cutting and over grazing.
  • Consumption of charcoal and gases.
  • Transference experience from another states to Red sea state.
  • The important of include participantation of local community.
  • Forests and wildlife is the tow faces for coins.

27 September 2018

This workshop was intended as a validation workshop for the study of "Developing Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism, (FGRM) for Sudan’s REDD+ Programme" undertaken under the REDD+ Sudan. The specific objectives of the workshop were as follows:

  1. Sharing the study and its results with the project stakeholders;
  2. Validation of the study

      3 .Providing a platform for the discussion of developing Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism for Sudan’s REDD+ programme issues.

  1. Soliciting and generating recommendations that are likely to help the REDD + and other actors in natural resources management including Government of Sudan and its international partners and civil society organizations SCOs

Participants: The Workshop was attended by 45 persons out of whom 64.4% were males and 35.6% were females. The participants involved a wide spectrum of representation including staff of Forests National Corporation (FNC); Research Institutions; Educational Institutions; Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources; Private sector; Related Ministries (Ministries of Agriculture and Forests, Minerals, Oil and Gas, Animal Resources; Department of Wildlife); Sudanese Agricultural Council; CSOs; and interested researchers and environmental activists

Monday, 31 December 2018 22:53

World Bank Mission September, 2018

Mission from World Bank came to Sudan for REDD+ program .during September 16- October 1 , 2018,.

Aimed for reviewing the implementation of the Phase one and progress on implementation of the second phase

The mission Schedule included Visiting the REDD+ programm in FNC & Meeting with FNC Director General another meeting with the new Minister of Agriculture and Forests ,Visiting Federal Ministry of Finance. The presentations contained a number of issues such as review of phase 1 activities -deliver on phase 2 , review of FM and procurement  , communications and media output, summary of overall SESA and ESMF, final report  FGRM, feedback from Ethiopia study . The mission supervised the regional workshop  , which included participants from seven FCPF countries.

The members of mission

Tracy Hart PhD, Senior Environmental Specialist, Environment & Natural Resources, Current TTL for both REDD+ and SSNRMP

Dora Nsuwa Cudjoe , Senior Environmental Specialist, Co-TTL for both REDD+ and SSNRMP


Date of the workshop: 12/ 9/ 2018

Venue:  National Training Center, River Nile State

Number of participants : 66 participant were formed from NGOs organization, government departments and The leaders of the People's Work

Workshop Program

The manager of Forests  at River Nile State introduced Enlightenment about REDD+ program

Executive Director, Representative of Shendi locality introduced brief on River Nile State

Ms. Amani Ibrahim - Forest extension , FNC headquarters presented a paper on the REDD+  objectives , REDD+  stages ,REDD+  partners and the next steps .

 The workshop concluded by 12 recommendations


  • Establish agricultural schemes for cultivation trees of economic value
  • Preserving wildlife , environment and biodiversity by rehabilitation of forests
  • Encourage use of alternative energies such as solar energy, electrical and improved stoves
  • Improve the school environment, nurseries and adopt trees planting
  • encouraging investment in forests by projects for the pepole around forests
  • enhancing the extension programs with the local communities , students , NGOs, civil societies organization
  • Attention to the removal mesquite in the irrigated areas of agricultural schemes
  • Provision of trees seeds for citizens
  • Activating the natural fences law at agricultural schemes
  • establishing a database
  • Intensification of agricultural and animal production
  • coordination between REDD+ and Community Development College

16 – 18 September 2018

REDD+ Sudan Regional workshop was organized during the period 16 – 18 September 2018, in Khartoum, at The Grand Holiday Villa Hotel. A total of 100 participants have attended the workshop. They represented different REDD+ countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Uganda, and South Africa in addition to Sudan participants. The 18 REDD+ focal points at states, line ministries, Gum Arabic producer association, Civil Society Organization and Indigenous People organization, analytical studies consultants, and private sector have also participated in this regional workshop

Rationale for the Regional Workshop: As REDD+ is a relatively new concept for the different REDD+ countries, the opportunity to learn from each other will provide valuable knowledge for designing and implementing emissions reduction programs at the national level. Although Sudan has already been exposed to experiences in Ethiopia and Ghana which have been reflected in acceleration of the momentum of the REDD+ readiness phase, the regional workshop will be an added value that could provide more insight and opportunities to Sudan. Added to that, the diversity of the ecological landscape for Sudan (desert, mountains forest, Riverine forest, and savannah) and the integrated approaches to natural resource management will offer the space for sharing Sudan’s unique lessons. This regional workshop would also enable Sudan to glean innovative approaches to managing its diverse landscape from FCPF participant countries.

Objectives of the Workshop: 1- To share the lessons learnt from other countries in the sub-region on designing and implementing REDD+ national strategies and emissions reduction programs and derive applicable lessons for Sudan.

2- To share experiences from Capacity Building of Indigenous People (IPs) in REDD+ readiness in Africa (MPDIO) & PAC JA) funded by the FCPF.

Expected outcomes

1-Enhanced capacity of participants to improve REDD+ national strategies and emissions reduction programs in their respective countries through interactive knowledge exchange

2-Exchange of lessons learnt in the design and implementation of REDD+ national strategies and emission reduction programs

3- Exchange of lessons learnt from IPs at the regional and national level

September 2- 8 /2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Within the frame work of the south –south exchange learning visits a delegation from the Govt of Sudan REDD Readiness program was conduct visit to Ethiopia during 2- 8 September 2018 to see and learn about what has been achieved in the area of three phases REDD+ program.

16 Participants represent the Different institutions; Ministry of Animal Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Ministry of Finance, IFAD and FNC, REDD+ TAC members, Wildlife Administration and Technical NFI officer (White Nile &North Kordofan) were participate in this exchange visit

The main objectives were:

  • To share experiences between Sudan and Ethiopia in mainstreaming REDD+ in the development policy agenda, land tenure, land use planning, benefit sharing and involvement of key stakeholders with a focus on the youth and gender in forest landscape management.
  • To facilitate participant learning from the success and challenges during implementation of REDD+ in Ethiopia.

Lessons learnt: •Capacity building of Natural Resources institutions staffs at all level on (Data management, GIS, R.S, MRV,) lead to sound development of FREL/FRL

  • Formation of Forest Association committee as a body to (the Ethiopian experience) play essential role in the FLR(piloting)
  • Ethiopian experience in field Participatory Forest Management and Benefit Sharing Mechanism is a tool to conserve and protect natural forest.
  • REDD+ Prog in Ethiopian embedded within the Climate Resilient Green Economy, CRGE Strategy with the vision: Achieve middle-income status by 2025 in a climate-resilient green Economy-Green Growth
  • Through good Coordination between the different institutions and line ministries, this will have reflected positively on the adoptions and smooth implementation of projects

10August 2018

The workshop has been attended by a highly diversified team (54 participants) from the different States. the workshop was inaugurated by the Coordinator of SESA, Director of Protection and Safety Unit of the Civil Defense and General Director of NCR, National REDD+ Coordinator, Facilitator, General Director of FNC


The main objective was to identify environment and social impacts of the t REDD+ strategy options, propose mitigating measures where negative impacts are anticipated and propose measures to enhance the potential positive social and environment impacts of the proposed strategy options. Additional objectives of the consultations were to inform stakeholders of REDD+ and the SESA process and also endorse stakeholder’s views on causes of deforestation and forest degradation and their proposals to address them.


  1. FNC has introduced the sustainable management of forests and this should be applied in other sectors so as vast areas incorporate forest lands.
  2. Design of projects should comply with regulations of the World Bank.
  3. The strategy should make changes in the existing commercial agriculture in order to incorporate more forest belts (i.e the strategy should address the biological aspect).
  4. Consultation of politicians is important in the study (it might have devastating effects)
  5. Devises are important in adoption of alternative energy
  6. Forest belts could be used as safe livestock routes.
  7. In the forest sector, the private sector should be included in the strategy and loss of timber during harvesting should be reduced.

      8. in the agricultural sector of the strategic options, use of organic fertilizers to reduce emissions

  1. Implementation of the forest laws regarding the 5 and 10% is important.
  2. The study should make use of the Accessand Benefit Sharing (ABS) law.
  3. Alternative options for stabilization during mining requires cooperation between the sectors working in the environment and National Petroleum Company.
  4. Change of policy behavior that income comes from wood cutting to gum Arabic. Therefore, there should be kind of integration between REDD+, FNC and policy.
  5. There should be verification of the REDD+ project.
  6. Because the Gum Arabic Belt incorporates many activities such as agriculture, forests and mining, there should be more emphasis on the development of the gum Arabic belt in all relevant States.
  7. To spare more land for forests, adoption technologies (such as zero tillage) in commercial agriculture should be adopted.

    16 .  Use    of technologies  (e.g. fodder in the su mmer) in the animal sector will relief pressure on forest lands.

  1. To reduce pressure on forests, herders should be encouraged to adopt intensification of animal production (i.e. decrease animal number and increase output/ unit).
  2. For the study to be comprehensive, it should include decision makers.
  3. For ideal situations, the study should take into consideration of the successful forest management in Blue Nile and Darfur State.

     20.In States with fragile soils (e.g. North Kordofan) and the fact that 90% of the gum Arabic belt is owned by local community, policies should include regulations in use of implements and land use map. Involving local people is of para amount for sustainable forest      management. This has produced excellent management systems such as the Taungya

  1. Because land use is considered a social risk, the land use system should be clear and there should be more emphasis on land tenure.
  2. A decision on stopping the expansion of commercial agriculture needs to be taken.
  3. Funding could be based on the success of the forest belt.
  4. Because pasture is concentrated in safe areas (e.g. agricultural areas), expansion of animal routes is necessary to decrease pressure on agriculture.
  5. Supply of improved stoves is recommended as local people are not aware of using cooking gas.
  6. Re afforestation of range trees.
  7. Reduction of dispute on land tenure.
  8. Surveying all sectors that are involved in tree cutting outside protected forests and use of GRM to solve disputes.
  9. Use of culture diversity in setting the strategic options is important since in some cases, intervention of the government creates negative impact.
  10. Since the five strategic options are interrelated, there should be coordination between them and to come up with one comprehensive strategy.
  11. Because alternative energy does not exceed 20% while 80% of the energy comes from the biomass, there should be a sustainable energy source. This could come from cultivation strategy.
  12. Since strategic options assess the impact on end users, the invitation of all relevant politicians (e.g. Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources, Higher Counsel of Environment) is important.

Duration: three days, Location: Paradis Hotel, Date: from 31 July to   2 August 2018

The Sudan REDD+ PMU  with approval from the TTL organised a three day training on Transformational leadership and Emotional Intelligence is designed to provide insights on how to make the leaders emotionally Intelligent Leaders for outstanding performance under the REDD+ Project

Objectives of the Training Workshop: The objective of the training course was to build the capacity of the Government staff in transformational leadership and emotional intelligence approaches to address the responsibilities/duties necessary for the successful implementation of the REDD+ readiness phases in Sudan. This objective can be attained through the following specific objectives:

Examine how transformational leadership and emotional intelligence are essentials to responsibilities/duties as leaders in the 21st Century;

  • Understand how to lead with certainty in complex environment;
  • I identify the characteristics and grasp the skills associated with transformational leadership and emotional intelligence;
  • Increase your impact and influence through systematic awareness and flexibility to deliver their mandate;
  • Learn how to transform managers or team members into transformational leaders and inspire organizational innovation;
  • Gain greater self-awareness, personal impact and confidence in your own strengths;
  • Connect and network with other leaders to share experiences learn from each other and challenge oneself to lead in an inspiring manner and achieve your mandate as a leader;

       • Create a personalized leadership development plan that will enable you hone your skills for a lifetime of leadership and professional success; and • Become trainers to train their team members

Monday, 31 December 2018 18:34

Awareness campaign on REDD+ at Al Gedaref

Date of the workshop: 24/7/2018

Place of workshop: Agricultural Technology Center , Saraf Said forest

Number of participants: 45 participants were formed from all stakeholders as Farmers Union, Union of shepherds, Women's Union, gum Arabic associations.

The workshop program included Speech the Manager of Forest at Al Gedaref and the main Presentation on the REDD program presented by Amani Ibrahim

The main recommendations

 Establishing  nurseries and citrus trees in the villages

 Supporting the associations of Beekeeping in village of the Saraf Said forest

 Increasing the  Cultivation of gum Arabic trees within the forests

 Supporting the gum Arabic associations

 Promote research & development the cultivation of Medicinal and aromatic plants

 Effective Utilization of Agricultural Waste for energy.

 Supporting alternatives energy for  replace Firewood  

Date: 14 th July  2018

Venue: FNC hall - Um Rawaba  locality

Number of participants: 56  were formed from all stakeholders as Farmers Union, Union of shepherds, Women's Union, , Local administrations heads, major of Aljawama tribe   ,  gum Arabic associations , civil society organizations, Ministry of Agriculture

The workshop program included Speech

The Assistant Manager Forest, Um Rawaba locality

Address by the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture in Um Rawaba locality

Major of Aljawama tribe

the focal point of  north kordfan

Speech the Manager of Forests at north  kordofan

Speech of the Um Rawaba locality in chair

 The main Presentation on the REDD program presented by Amani Ibrahim

The main recommendations

Provide alternatives for wood products and energy

Establishment the plant nurseries in the villages

Activating the forests law and forest role

Involvement the gum t into climate change programs

Provide the agriculture inputs

Rehabilitation of the gum belt

revival the Traditional administration such as sheikhs and mayors

The importance of providing water in the gum Arabic production areas for planting and caring for seedlings


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