Transparency International (TI) received funding from the European Commission to implement the REDD+ governance and finance integrity for Africa (REDD+ IN) project in seven countries in Africa, including Cameroon, Ghana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Outreach activities were also carried out in the Congo Basin in Congo, Central Africa Republic, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The project has come to a successful end after three and half years and therefore, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is organizing a close out meeting with key partners, stakeholders and the media in Accra.

The main goal of the project is to improve anti-corruption policy and practice in REDD+ Governance and Finance in Africa.

Specifically the project sought among others:

  • To strengthen citizens’ engagement to increase the demand for transparency, accountability in REDD+ governance and finance policy development and monitoring;
  • To empower potential victims and witnesses of corruption and fraud in REDD+ actions (including land acquisitions) to pursue their corruption-related complaints;
  • To strengthen national, regional and global anti-corruption policies and practices, leading to REDD+ Safeguards respected in practice and information available in national systems.