Food - Agriculture

Niger Delta Forest for Life NAMA Support Project

This project leaded by Centre for Ecological and Community Development-CECD aims to protect and restore 25,000 km² of Niger Delta coastline and forests.

An initiative of Centre for Ecological and Community Development-CECD

Overview of the project

Niger Delta Forest for Life NAMA Support Project (NDFL NAMA) aims at developing regional forest monitoring system, strengthening policy and building community capacity for poverty reduction and climate resilience development, in one of the10 most important wetlands and marine ecosystems in the world. Reducing forest loss, coastal wetlands and mangroves degradation is critical to mitigating impact of climate change and meeting non-Annex 1 countries’ Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) due to their GHG sequestration capacities. It also develops

Niger Delta Forest for Life Projects 3 Components are:
1. Community-Based Forest management Program (NDFL-CBFMP), promoting better practices in rainforest communities for high biodiversity and high carbon stock forests (Forest Carbon Investment program) aimed at conserve and restore about 10,000 km² of rainforest working with governments and targeting local rain forest communities for set aside and protection of High Carbon Stock and high Conservation Value forests

2. Coastal Area Management Program (NDFL-CAMP)
NDFL NSP– CAMP is a Coastal Adaption Program with Shoreline wetland Mangrove management and Restoration (Blue Carbon program)The program, meteorological re-engineering of Niger Delta coastline stabilization through mangrove forests restoration and marine resources conservation. The program is targeting to permanently protect and restore over 15,000 km² of Niger Delta shoreline Mangroves which would help coastal communities to reducing coastal erosion, inundations and climate change disasters risk as well as managing-nesting ground of fishery resources.

3. Deforestation free supply chain (NDFL -ALP) an agro-eco forestry extension program to prevent commodity-driven deforestation and harm to valuable ecosystems.


Protecting and restoring 25,000 km² of Niger Delta coastline and forests; supporting over 20,000 households of indigenous communities with land use planning and alternative livelihoods to reduce poverty, abate impact on biodiversity and improve climate resilience; returning 15MtC with REDD+ result-based payments.

Level of progress

Feasibility study, diagnosis

Project timeline

15/03/2019 - 12/3/2019


Sourcing for finances and partnership, in collaboration with Federal ministry of environment - National Climate Change department

About the

Centre for Ecological and Community Development-CECD

John Akinnuba Akintumile
Executive Secretry / CEO
+234 8064365843

The Centre for Ecological and Community Development (CECD), is a non partisan,and non profit, Civil Society Organization, protecting the environment in Nigeria with special emphasis on tropical rainforests and climate change.

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A project
in collaboration
  • Openforests

    NGO / Non-profit organisations

    Allexander Watson
  • Federal Ministry of Evironment Nationl Climate Change

    Local authorities - Municipalities

    Dr. Yerima Tarfa P.