Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), REDD+ participating countries are required to accurately measure and report greenhouse gas emissions reduction and removal based on REDD+ activities in a transparent manner by developing and utilizing a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS). The Nigeria REDD+ obtained financial support from the FCPF of the World Bank for the implementation of the REDD+ Readiness Programme in 2015 part of which is the development and operationalisation of the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS).

On the 12th – 13th April, 2022, the Federal Ministry of Environment through the Nigeria REDD+ Programme in collaboration with the World bank hosted a two-day workshop to validate the country’s NFMS. The workshop took place in Abuja, aimed at presenting the NFMS to the relevant stakeholders and gather feedback from all stakeholders in order to ensure a robust and functional NFMS.

To support a sustainable NFMS, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were developed which provides optimal conditions for applying national inventory in the existing national circumstances that would ensure MRV principles are well catered for. NFMS products will be used for international reporting and local decision making.

To operationalise the NFMS, a data repository was developed which is the central part of the NFMS for storing all relevant datasets produced by the NFMS.

The finalization of the NFMS therefore allows Nigeria to rightfully present the reduced emissions arising from REDD+ implementation in the next Biennial Update Report (BUR).



L-R Dr. Moses Ama (National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+) and Task Team World BankParticipants at the Workshop










L-R Dr. Moses Ama (National Coordinator Nigeria REDD+) and Task Team World Bank                                                                                                 Participants at the Workshop



Participants during a group session










                        Participants during a group session