Sustainable Fuelwood Management in Nigeria

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From February 7, 2017 to February 6, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.b Mobilize resources, incentives for sustainable forest management
  2. 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation

Project ID: 5366

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy access


  • Clean cooking
  • Sustainable charcoal


  • Forests


  • General

Transformed sector(s)

  • Forestry and other land use
  • Agriculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Innovative approaches


  • Management operation
  • Capacity building
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Demonstration sites/Pilot
  • Sustainable land management
  • Partnerships
  • Awareness raising
  • Technical capacity building
  • Energy finance
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources
  • Awareness raising (on gender)
  • Gender-based violence

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience
  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 15.b Mobilize resources, incentives for sustainable forest management
  • 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Financial intermediaries and market facilitators
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Poverty reduction
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


The proposed project is designed to comprehensively address one of the major causes of deforestation in Nigeria and in CRS specifically, the unsustainable use of non-renewable fuel wood in rural and peri-urban areas. To do so, the project will, in partnership with UN-REDD program, support national and state-level efforts in CRS to improve forest conservation and management, thus sustaining supply of crucial forest resources for local population. At the same time, it will work with national and international partners, technology providers, financial organizations, and local communities to identify and promote a set of alternative clean energy solutions to reduce their demand for fuelwood.


Sustainable fuelwood management in Nigeria secures multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, including reduced GHG emission from wood fuel consumption, enhanced carbon storage and sequestration, as well as improved rural livelihoods and opportunities for local development.

USD $4,530,000

Grant amount

USD $16,400,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($4,530,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Federal Ministry of Environment

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