Our Core Values


CarbonSink Development Initiatives (CSDI) is operationally committed to the implementation of research and development projects around Land Use, Forest, and Climate Change. We tend to address the growing environmental concerns and its impacts on humanity, especially in the vulnerable regions of the developing countries. We develop projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, including restoration of degraded lands; forest carbon sequestration; forest ecosystems and biodiversity; forest policy and sustainable forest management; adaptation strategies to impact of extreme weather on Agriculture, water and livelihood of rural communities.

 

Our Rationale


Global climate change effects already showing evident on the environment. The yearly increase in temperature, low precipitation, expanding desert areas, increase in sea water level etc., are all observable threats as predicted by scientists. As the climate threats intensifies, Africa and Small Island States remain the most vulnerable to climate variation as predicted by IPCC (2007) because of low adaptive capacity of the region. In addition, developmental challenges; widespread diseases and endemic poverty; armed conflict; weak policy and lack of strong institutional frameworks; low technical capacity and limited infrastructure; inadequate level of education and access to technology and finance, are contributing factors that compound the climate change impacts in the region. 

 

Mission


To empower local communities through environmental research and development projects for optimum social, economic, and environmental benefits as an approach to mitigate climate change and achieve sustainable development.

 

Our Objectives


Implementing Afforestation and Reforestation projects and promote activities that reduces carbon emissions from deforestation and forests degradation

Promote clean energy, fuel efficiency and biofuel energy use

Working with industries from the developed countries in their efforts towards offsetting their emissions through mitigation projects in the developing countries 

Working with local communities to restore degraded lands and improve land productivity for food security and environmental conservation

Empowering the local communities through project direct and indirect benefits for economic social and environmental benefits

Developing research and policies that fosters Improved Forests Management

Provision of services and educational activities that advances the significance of forests and environmental management

Developing regional specific adaptation strategies to climate threats  

Latest News



First CFA workshop in Nigeria
In West Africa, land areas acquired by Government for forest conservation are designated as forest reserves. They are managed by appropriate Government agencies (usually the Forestry Department) on behalf of the public. In most cases, Government r...
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Research on Carbon Dynamics
With the financial support of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), and in collaboration with Prof. Rob Harrison laboratory at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences of the University of Washington, Seattle WA. CarbonSink...
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