BIOSPHER - Scaling-up study of a REDD+ project in the Saloum delta biosphere reserve in Senegal

December 2021
June 2022
Project cost
150 000 €
Role in the project
Partner expert in REDD+ and remote sensing




Biodiversity Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest REDD+ Remote sensing

Main goals

Wetlands International Africa called on Kinomé/Nitidæ for the feasibility study of a REDD+ project in the Saloum delta biosphere reserve in Senegal, in line with the state's REDD+ strategy. A PDD (Project Design Document) for reducing emissions in the Saloum delta biosphere reserve must be formulated, in accordance with the standards of the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and potentially the CCB (Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standard), as well as as Safeguard Policies of international financial institutions

Specific objectives

SO1. Carry out preliminary work for the development of a REDD+ Project in the Saloum Delta Biosphere Reserve
SO2. Develop this project by harmonizing the understanding of the issues of the study and by validating the methodology and the work plan with all the stakeholders
SO3. Propose an approach to operationalize the institutional framework for managing the implementation of this project by the municipalities concerned
SO4. Promote the project to donors and investors

Related people

Country representative in Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Graduated from a Master 2 in Territorial Planning - Decentralization and Local Development from the Faculty of Geography of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. He also holds an engineering degree (Master 1) in community development and training from the Higher School of Applied Economics in Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis and in training and supporting producer organizations

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Project Manager

Clovis Grinand

PhD in Functional Ecology and Agronomic Sciences (SupAgro, IRD and CIRAD) and specialized in Localized Information Systems for Spatial Planning (AgroParisTech), he is an expert in land use change monitoring using remote sensing, digital soil mapping and spatial modeling applied to forestry, agronomy and landscape ecology. He is the author of numerous international scientific publications.

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Project Manager / Forest & REDD + / France

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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Matthieu Tiberghien

Holder of a Master's degree in Management from the Paris-Dauphine University and a Master in "Social Policies and Planning in developing Countries" from the London School of Economics, he brings his expertise in project building and project management in renewable energy, REDD+, technical engineering, economic and financial due diligence, business development, strategic partnerships, fundraising and human ressources management

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