World Bank, Uganda (ongoing)

Long-term technical support to the Ministry of Water and Environment in the implementation of the ‘Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate-smart Development’ (IFPA-CD) project, focussing on biomass energy supply and farm forestry in West Nile and the Albertine Rift. This US$58m project includes agroforestry, small-scale commercial woodlots, a community forestry initiative and a programme of firewood purchase from host communities for distribution to ‘Persons with Specific Needs’ (vulnerable groups) in the settlements hosting refugees from South Sudan and DR Congo.