About Us

The East and Southern Africa Forest Observatory (OFESA)

Is a regional initiative that aims to improve forest monitoring and management in the region. It covers five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda).

Information we provide:-

  • Forest cover
  • Forest monitoring
  • Land use change
  • Forest degradation
  • Deforestation
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Following an initial prototype phase (2017-2018), OFESA is now in a consolidation phase (2020-2022) which entails two activities: first, creating a coherent governance framework which incentivizes and enables participating countries to share, use and analyze data; and second, ensuring that countries and regional organizations are provided with the information they need when they need it.

Ongoing activities include collaboration with various ministries and other regional and country-level actors to understand their needs, strengthen their capacity to collect data, and address gaps and data quality issues.

OFESA is jointly led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). This initiative is funded by the European Union.

"A tree lives by its roots. Change the roots and you change the tree.
Change the trees and you change the forest"

<p>State of the forest in the region</p>

State of the forest in the region

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<p>national indicators</p>

national indicators

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<p>Download documents</p>

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