Implementing REDD+ in Ghana: Contextualization and some Challenges

This paper provides background information to inform ‘The Forests Dialogue’ (TFD) REDDplus readiness discussions in Ghana scheduled for November 16-19, 2009. The pieces of information presented were obtained through review of documents and discussions with relevant outfits such as: the Climate Change Unit of the Ghana Forestry Commission, the IDL Group which forms part of a consultancy consortium facilitating the REDDplus process in Ghana; Civic Response which is a Ghanaian civil society organisation with a lot of interest in the REDDplus process in Ghana; and some individuals with knowledge on the subject.
This introductory chapter provides a brief context of the TDF field dialogue in Ghana and the manner in which the background paper has been structured.