CAFI/DRCongo : Consensus and major advances on managing forest sector risks

 

 

Please consult the following PDF Documents:

RDC - Matrice de Gestion des Risques FORETS 30 Mai 2017.pdf (544.2 Ko)

RDC- Plan Action_Gestion des risques_Forets- 24 Mai 2017.pdf (209.6 Ko)

 

 

Jun 12, 2017 8:41:26 AM. Five days of intense work lead civil society, government, donors and the private sector to agree on a risk management matrix and a multi-stakeholder platform to monitor forest reform

 

 

As part of the DRC's efforts to address all risks that may be borne or caused by its programs, the REDD+ National Fund (FONAREDD) has recently undertaken extensive consultation work on forest sector risks. This work, initiated last year, responds to one of the milestones of the Letter of Intent under the "Governance" objective, and represents a response to the CAFI Executive Board Decision EB.2017.02. A series of workshops thus brought together more than 70 stakeholders from all sides and concluded on 24 May with the validation of the risk management matrix and the agreement on a multi-stakeholder monitoring platform.

 

 

Interview with Victor Kabengele, co-coordinator of the Interim Executive Secretariat of FONAREDD, and Louise Kavira, coordinator of the national NGO "Organisation des Amis de la Nature" (Association of Friends of Nature).

  1. What is at stake in this risk matrix, particularly for the programme on Sustainable Management of Forests ?

 

 

Victor Kabengele : From a programmatic point of view, this risk matrix identifies all the pitfalls we may encounter in achieving the forestry milestones of the Letter of Intent. It incorporates mitigation measures as well as activities that participants identified collectively. The programme on Sustainable Management of Forest should incorporate the relevant actions and mitigation measures into its results framework, and be revised accordingly. And this is because all CAFI-funded programs must help us achieve the milestones of the Letter of Intent.

 

From a process perspective, we have documents that represent about 2800 hours of collective work, spanning over the five days that stakeholders have spent together. This is an undeniable consensus that, for the SFM program, ensures unparalleled adhesion and legitimacy. We expect the French Development Agency [AFD, a bidder under the Call for proposals #04, which was recently reviewed by the FONAREDD Technical Committee], to capitalize on all these efforts.

 

 

Louise Kavira : I am satisfied with the work undertaken. Generally speaking, we agree with the industrial exploitation of wood in our country, as long as indigenous and local peoples are trained to negotiate on social clauses and terms of reference of contracts they often sign with industrial foresters. This will help prevent abuses, that we observe regularly, by industrial foresters, abuses whose victims are Indigenous and local people, and that happen right under the nose of civil servants.  

 

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