Erneus Kaijage

CCI Forestry Program Manager for Tanzania

Erneus Kaijage is a Program Manager for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in Tanzania, where his role includes assisting the government with designing and establishing a credible and robust national Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system for REDD+. He is also involved in national dialogues and processes for implementation of the Social and Environmental safeguards for REDD+ programs.

Erneus is a member of the Tanzanian national technical mirror committee on carbon footprints of products, an effort led by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards in collaboration with the International Standards Organization (ISO14000 Series). At the international level, he is a member of the African group of experts on gender and climate change.

Prior to CCI, Erneus served as a consultant in a number of local and international organizations including World Wildlife Fund, New Zealand’s CarbonZero program, and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiative (ICLEI). He holds a master’s of science degree in environmental studies with a specialization on community forestry management and sustainable development.