SARUA’s aim is thus to strengthen the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region
Funding for climate change projects poor
The funds for implementation of projects on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are flowing to developing countries from some developed countries on voluntary basis alone, lacking legally binding framework agreed internationally, it has been learnt. This makes it difficult to force rich countries pay for environmental conservation efforts as agreed under various international agreements. The chairman of the secretariat for preparation of the National Strategy and Action Plan for REDD Pius Yanda told BusinessWeek at the weekend that there is no internationally agreed framework for managing REDD projects and funds.