Scoping study of research-to-action priorities for the REDAA programme: West Africa

Scoping study of research-to-action priorities for the REDAA programme in West Africa
Fatima Denton; Thelma Arko; Gifty Ampomah
United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources Africa
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Utilising a mixed methods approach that encompasses a literature review and key information interviews, this paper provides an examination of environmental degradation issues in West Africa, with a particular focus on deforestation fronts in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia. 

The paper identifies nine potential research-to-action priorities that the REDAA programme could support, where evidence could be strengthened and taken up, tools can be improved, and governance systems can be enhanced to help reverse environmental degradation and restore ecosystems in West Africa. The study also identifies potential priority areas where REDAA interventions could be located.

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