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Central African Republic

Last Updated
May 2023
19 Projects
Active Restoration Projects
3.5 Mha
of forests committed to restore
36.3 %
Forest Cover
République Centrafraicaine

Bambou Dakpetoma
AFR100 Focal Point, CAR

Projects in Central African Republic

Our Approach


Steps to Success

Leverage opportunity

To operationalize the LDN target, leverage opportunities have been identified and will support the process at the national level. A study was carried out on the opportunities, programs, projects and all actions that could contribute to achieving the objectives of land neutrality in the CAR. These include, among others, the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, which was developed after the signing of the Paris Agreement with a view to contributing to increasing the adaptive capacity of ecosystems and strengthening the resilience of highly vulnerable sectors through the implementation of conditional and unconditional measures which will be strongly supported by the international community. There are also other international agreements that our country has subscribed to, namely the Bonn Challenge, AFR 100 and Aïchi Target 15, the implementation of which will contribute tirelessly to achieving the objectives of the LDN.

Stakeholder involvement

RCA has established a Working Group/NTD which encompasses different parties including government institutions, private sector, civil society, etc. Then, it is for the CAR to carry out large-scale actions to restore degraded landscapes and to fight effectively against the main factors of land degradation. All stakeholders in the field of environment, natural resources and sustainable land management in general will actively participate in the implementation of definitions of national targets for Land Degradation Neutrality.

Achieving the 2030 Agenda requires immediate and forceful action by actors, with collaborative partnerships between the Government and stakeholders at all levels. Thus, beyond political will, the CAR needs substantial resources and a strong commitment to use the tools now available. Because, this ambitious program calls for a profound change in the governance of the country. The goal is to be more efficient, consistent and accountable. The CAR must show pragmatism and ingenuity in order to really benefit from the dividends of the implementation of the 2030 agenda.

A coordination mechanism/platform

To get to the obvious, the national working group on LDN which was set up to establish the reference situation and carry out the analysis of trends and factors from the internationally adopted UNCCD indicators in this case land cover and land cover change, land productivity dynamics and soil organic carbon dynamics with a view to understanding the dynamics underlying land degradation in the CAR.

The working group is a tool for coordinating LDN activities. It is created within the Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development, Water, Forests, Hunting and Fishing, a National Committee responsible for the Definition of Voluntary Objectives of Neutrality of Land Degradation in the Central African Republic. A coordination office responsible for implementing the voluntary targets and measures to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030 has been created and provides coordination and reporting of Progress vis-à-vis the red sheet and convergence planes.

Capacity Building

RCA will provide capacity on the following themes in the report of the National Self-Assessment of Capacity Building (ANCR) for the operationalization of policies that can support SLM:

  • In relation to sustainable land management techniques;
  • Technical staff, both in number and technical knowledge required to promote sustainable soil management;
  • Within the legislative framework;
  • The perception of desertification with regard to the enormous resource potential available to our country and the notion of resource sustainability.

Key Milestones

RCA  committed to restorie 3.5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030;
Key Milestones

Our Vision

CAR envisions to improve, by 2030, more than 15% of the national territory through concerted actions to restore degraded landscapes. The government's vision is first to protect intact ecosystems and to carry out actions to effectively combat the main factors of land degradation.

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