The support of the UN-REDD Program has strengthened the capacities of the S&MNV unit in terms of personnel, equipment, and training, and for the development of pillars for the construction of the national forest monitoring system:
- For the forest inventory pillar, an inventory of forest biomass has been made and the country-specific emission factors for deforestation has been determined. The methodology of this first pilot inventory should be used for the planned National Forest Inventory in the course of 2018.
- For the spatial monitoring system of land, forest dynamics mapping (1986-2000-2015) was carried out thanks to the support of the UN-REDD Program10. SEP-REDD +'s S&MNV cell continues to work on the maps in order to refine them and finalize them in 2018.
- For the IGES, the reference level has been developed and the country is organizing to make the IGES produced at the national level coherent for the different official reports to be produced for the country.