Wood Energy Catalogue

Programme for Sustainable Charcoal Reduction and Alternative Livelihoods (PROSCAL) in Somalia

2017
  2021
Region
Africa
Countries of implementation
Somalia

A Joint Programme between the Federal Government of Somalia and United Nations that seeks international cooperation to stop the illegal export of charcoal from Somalia. The Programme has five main objectives: 1) To mobilize key stakeholders in the region and build institutional capacities among government entities across Somalia for effective monitoring and enforcement of the charcoal trade ban, energy security and natural resources management; 2) To support the development of alternative energy resources; 3) To facilitate a transition towards livelihood options that are sustainable, reliable and more profitable than charcoal production; 4) To begin reforestation and afforestation throughout the country to rehabilitate degraded land; 5) To build Regional Economic Partnerships to curb the unsustainable use, trade in, and production of charcoal in Somalia.

 

Keywords
Charcoal, trade ban, Somalia, illegal export, monitoring, alternative energy, livelihoods, reforestation, afforestation
Type of initiatives
Program or Project
Program/Project Sub category
Effective governance, Resource/supply enhancement, Alternatives
Level of intervention
National
Responsible agencies
Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range (Somalia); FAO; UNDP; UN Environment
Funding agency
EU, Sweden, Italy
Budget
USD 

7572000