Seven NGOs implemented REDD+ pilot projects in Tanzania in 2009 - 2014. The pilots were funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy to test and develop REDD+ readiness in Tanzania, including the verifiable reduction of carbon emissions from land-use changes.
The pilots had four main objectives:
• Building local REDD+ readiness
• Policy testing
• Delivering REDD+ results
• Supporting broad stakeholder involvement
The projects covered different locations with a high number of forest types: montane and highlands forests, dry and wet miombo, coastal forest, acacia woodland and mangrove forests.
The pilots worked with local communities and other stakeholders to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation related to forestry, agriculture and energy sectors. The World Wildlife Fund project focused on enhancing capacity of Tanzanian institutions to deliver data on carbon stocks.