CAD supports the government of Sudan in enhancing the sustainable management of their forests
Photo Credit: Fernando Casado

CAD has accomplished a new mission in Sudan as part of the project “Forests and REDD+ Human Impact Stories and Video”. During the trip, a CAD team filmed and documented several pilot projects and good practices with the potential to be replicated in Sudan and other countries. To achieve that goal, the team has visited the cities of Khartoum, Wad Medani, El Obeid and El-Gadarif.

The World Bank Group hired CAD as firm specialized in audiovisual content to produce, edit, and deliver multimedia products in Sudan, where it develops operations that support forest management and national REDD+ processes.

Main outputs of CAD’s engagement are the creation and development of several Knowledge and Communication Products including videos to support the implementation of the REDD+ programme and of the Sudan Sustainable Natural Resources Management Project (SSNRMP).

The videos focus on the human perceptions of the benefits arising from investments in sustainable forest management in Sudan. They will also provide an understanding of the results expected to be achieved through the implementation of those investments.

CAD’s team undertook several interviews to relevant players in the city of Khartoum, including World Bank representatives, and travelled to El-Gadarif to film the reserved forests and collect testimonies in the shelterbelt from the government, farmers and pastoralists, among others. In El Obeid, the team filmed the gum Arabic production and distribution in North Kordofan as well as Al Heimira community forests.

The results of these engagements will contribute to the finding of new investments and funding on forest conservation by the government of Sudan. All products are expected to be delivered in English and Arabic with subtitles in the alternate language. The materials will be disseminated in various media platforms and key flagship events.

The REDD+ programme

REDD is a mechanism that stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and provides an opportunity for mitigating the effects of climate change. REDD has evolved into REDD+, which includes the conservation and sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks. REDD+ makes it possible to protect natural forests while fostering sustainable development.

CAD has lead the documentation of REDD+ and contributed to the readiness activities of the programme in eight countries. Apart from Sudan, those activities have been implemented in Guyana, Ghana, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Liberia, Burkina Faso.


Geisel García Graña
Geisel García Graña
Geisel is Communication & Ecosystem Manager for GlobalCAD and a consultant in communication and sustainable cities. She has a PhD. in Communication Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. @geiselgg