ERPDIVOIRE - Support for the development of the Emission Reductions Program Document (ERPD) of the jurisdictionnal REDD+ program of Ivory Coast

April 2017
December 2018
Project cost
33 100 €
Role in the project
Technical assistance


Côte d’Ivoire



Main goals

The Taï National Park Emission Reductions Program (ERP) is the first step in the implementation of the national REDD+ strategy initiated by the Republic of Ivory Coast. Its objective is to reach 28 million tonnes of CO2 of emission reductions by 2025, in the regional areas of Cavally, Nawa, San Pédro, Guémon and Gboklè (4.3 million hectares, including 2.7 million hectares of forest). The Government wishes to value this commitment to the reduction of deforestation by selling the associated carbon credits to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) managed by the World Bank. The approval of this program by the FCPF could enable the purchase of nearly $ 83 million of carbon credits.

Specific objectives

Support the firm ONF International, commissioned by the Government of Ivory Coast, in the development of the ERPD of the Taï National Park Program to access FCPF funding, and propose an innovative financial model that would foster the inclusion of local stakeholders in the financing of the program (co-financing).


The Government of the Republic of Ivory Coast and in particular the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD), the National REDD+ Commission (CN-REDD +) and its Permanent Executive Secretariat (SEP-REDD +).


R1. Approval by the FCPF of the ERPD of the Taï National Park ERP
R2. Adoption of an innovative financial mechanism for the implementation of the program


A1. Support for the conceptualization of the overall ERPD and of its logical framework, in line with the national REDD+ strategy and other existing initiatives
A2. Stakeholders coordination and facilitation of bilateral consultations and workshops with a position of local representation of the ERPD experts mission in Ivory Coast
A3. Management of the drafting of the sections referring to the analysis of the drivers and agents of deforestation and technical assistance for the design of the chapters related to the definition of the activities of the program (actions leading to emission reductions), institutional arrangements and budget
A4. Synthesis on the initiatives and lessons learned from the private sector and drafting of a proposal to adapt these initiatives to the program in order to create an innovative model including local stakeholders in its funding

Related people


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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Country representative in Côte d'Ivoire

Benjamin Garnier

Agricultural Engineer, specialised in "quality of the environment and resources management", from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT). He brings his expertise in feasibility studies for investment funds, agricultural markets studies and analysis of value chains

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