CGI in conjunction with South Pole have been able to fast-track the Project due to various factors that have led to the Project being many months advanced in comparison to similar projects commenced at the same time. This has been due to advantageous factors such as South Pole’s expertise and efficiency, CGI’s focus and ability to engage the relevant local expertise on the ground to undertake the strict requirements of the project directives. All this has been made possible by adequate financial backing, to enable the initial Project requirements to validation to be fulfilled by all concerned, with the confidence that the Project will succeed. This confidence in the Project has been bought about by the knowledge that South Pole’s expertise and world-renowned name in the industry will make the credits generated from the Project, easily marketable.
The Project recieved CCBA Validation to Double Gold Standard and has just recieved VCS Validation (September 2012). To read the extensive CCBS Project Design Document (PDD) and to view the CCBA Validation Certificate and Report go to - www.climate-standards.org/projects/#kariba_redd. To view the VCS Project Design Document (PDD), Validation Certificate and other VCS documentation go to - http://goo.gl/yJG18. The chosen auditors, ESI, have completed the Verification site visit, which will then lead to issuance of credits April 2013.
Project activities are being slowly phased in currently so that the Project is able to run at full required capacity once issuance of credits has occurred.
The above map shows the Rural District Councils (RDC) that will make up the Kariba REDD Project, from West to East- Binga, Nyaminyami, Hurungwe and Mbire.