XV World Forestry Congress

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Thomas Yaw Gyambrah

Forestry Commission

Manager Programs MRV

Description

Thomas Yaw Gyambrah is the Manager for MRV and REDD+ Programmes at the Climate Change Directorate of the Forestry Commission. In this position, he coordinates on the ground implementation of forest sector actions and activities for the successful roll out of all REDD+ Programs and Projects. He also currently facilitates implementation of activities under the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program and the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project. Also, he is a lead member of Ghana’s negotiation team for the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Mr Gyambrah holds a Masters in ecological economics from the University of Edinburgh. Thomas Yaw Gyambrah is the manager for MRV and REDD+ Programmes at the Climate Change Directorate of the Forestry Commission. In this position, Thomas coordinates on the ground implementation of forest sector actions/activities for the successful roll out all REDD+ Programs and Projects. Key amongst them are Measuring, Reporting and being the project liaison for the Verification and Validation of Emissions Reductions the Programs/Projects generate, as well as setting up of a National Forest Monitoring System. As part of supporting the functions of the National REDD+ Secretariat, he currently facilitates implementation of activities under the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program and the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project. He was part of the team that successfully negotiated the Emission Reductions Payment Agreement with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) for payments of potential Emission Reductions from the REDD+ programme in Ghana’s high forest zone. Thomas has more than a decade experience in Natural Resources Management in Ghana and has assisted in landscape restoration initiatives and community governance development over the period. He was part of the team that launched Ghana’s Forest Plantation Strategy (2016-2040), which looks at the restoration approaches for the degraded forest landscapes of Ghana. He is a lead member of Ghana’s negotiation team for the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Thomas holds a Masters in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has also participated in a number of climate change, natural resources and environmental courses and workshops over his career.
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