Name of the initiative:

Community Biodiversity Conservation Project

By: center for development support initiatives Civil Society Organizations
2 CEDSI Drive,Amad Abuloma Road 2020 - Nigeria
Area of commitment: Urban Ecology and Environment
Scope: Local
Countries of implementation:
  • Nigeria
Cities of implementation:
  • Niger Delta
Your partners:
  • H3 Working Group
  • West And Central Africa
  • Un Mgcy And Undp
Timeframe: 5 years
Commitment already existing: Yes
Starting month: 07/2016
Resources: < 100k USD
Description: The Community biodiversity project seeks to build capacity of communities to support preservation of forest and reduction of climate change impact
Implementation modalities: Buildup of Cross Sector Partnership with World Heritage partners to commence the process of Alesa as World Heritage Center. Commence actual head count of Biodiversity in the forest for documentation. Expand community under advocacy and awareness process. Commencement of Agbara-Onura forest survey, registration and issuance of C of O. Gazetting the Agbara-Onura forest as a Biodiversity conservation site. Perimeter fencing of the Agbara-Onura forest to forestall further encroachment. Advocacy meeting with stakeholders on monitoring of perimeter fencing. Demolition of the illegal structures on the shoulders of the forest. Deployment of a permanent waste disposal truck to the site to ensure regular waste disposal from the surrounding. Further mobilizing and sensitizing of the wider Community. Revisit the functional Biodiversity Committee in their localities to drive process. Census of Biodiversity elements by Experts, Head Count of Resources. Further engagement of Oil and Gas Companies as well as other corporate entities in the area to obtain a buy-in with regard to Biodiversity project. Steps with NNPC and Oil Companies Industry has commenced. Commerce actualization of the Community Biodiversity  Action plan Advocacy for home based practice of tree planting. Further introduction of the various Biodiversity committees by the Traditional Authority and the Community to other stakeholders. The transformation of the Agbara-Onura forest into an International Tourist Environment. Identify other community based stakeholders of the Alesa community for the Biodiversity process and linking them up to similar country networks.
Expected accomplishments: World Heritage partners confirmation of  Alesa as World Heritage Center. Head count of Biodiversity in the forest for documentation completed Community advocacy and awareness process commenced Agbara-Onura forest survey, registration and issuance of C of O completed Gazetting the Agbara-Onura forest as a Biodiversity conservation site concluded Perimeter fencing of the Agbara-Onura forest to forestall further encroachment commenced Advocacy meeting with stakeholders on monitoring of perimeter fencing in progress Demolition of the illegal structures on the shoulders of the forest. Deployment of a permanent waste disposal truck to the site to ensure regular waste disposal from the surrounding done Further mobilizing and sensitizing of the wider Community. A fully functional Biodiversity Committeein place Census of Biodiversity elements by Experts, Head Count of Resources completed Further engagement of Oil and Gas Companies and confirmation of buy in Community Biodiversity  Action plan implementation Advocacy for home based practice of tree planting. Further introduction of the various Biodiversity committees by the Traditional Authority and the Community to other stakeholders. The transformation of the Agbara-Onura forest into an International Tourist Environment. Identify other community based stakeholders of the Alesa community for the Biodiversity process and linking them up to similar country networks.
Deliverables: Buildup of Cross Sector Partnership with World Heritage partners to commence the process of Alesa as World Heritage Center. Commence actual head count of Biodiversity in the forest for documentation. Expand community under advocacy and awareness process. Commencement of Agbara-Onura forest survey, registration and issuance of C of O. Gazetting the Agbara-Onura forest as a Biodiversity conservation site. Perimeter fencing of the Agbara-Onura forest to forestall further encroachment. Advocacy meeting with stakeholders on monitoring of perimeter fencing. Demolition of the illegal structures on the shoulders of the forest. Deployment of a permanent waste disposal truck to the site to ensure regular waste disposal from the surrounding. Further mobilizing and sensitizing of the wider Community. Revisit the functional Biodiversity Committee in their localities to drive process. Census of Biodiversity elements by Experts, Head Count of Resources. Further engagement of Oil and Gas Companies as well as other corporate entities in the area to obtain a buy-in with regard to Biodiversity project. Steps with NNPC and Oil Companies Industry has commenced. Commerce actualization of the Community Biodiversity  Action plan Advocacy for home based practice of tree planting. Further introduction of the various Biodiversity committees by the Traditional Authority and the Community to other stakeholders. The transformation of the Agbara-Onura forest into an International Tourist Environment. Identify other community based stakeholders of the Alesa community for the Biodiversity process and linking them up to similar country networks.
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