The role of forestry in sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is gaining traction at the global level as a cost-effective solution to mitigating climate change. Through forestbased mitigation initiatives such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+); Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) and more recently the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), many African countries are actively engaged in fighting climate change while promoting sustainable development.