Cidt : FGF Brazzaville 2018
The 11th Forest Governance Forum will be held from 30- 31 October 2018 in Brazzaville. It is the first forum to be held under the EU-funded CV4C project.
The FGF, modelled along the well-known Chatham House bi-annual Illegal Logging Update meetings aims to contribute to the wider aims of the CV4C project through experience sharing, networking and raising awareness, and raising the profile of FLEGT-VPA, land use change, REDD+, participatory forestry and other relevant policy processes in the Congo Basin.
The 11th edition of the FGF is organised in collaboration with the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) as part of the CBFP Streams on forest governance, REDD+ and Land Use in preparation for the high level conference of parties meeting scheduled for the week of the 26thof November, 2018 in Brussels. It is expected that recommendations from the forum will feed into and inform the political level negotiations between parties.
The objectiveof the FGF is to provide a free, deliberative and open space for the exchange of information, experiences, lessons, ideas and up to date research around Forest Governance, FLEGT-VPAs, REDD+, participatory forestry, land use and other initiatives seeking to improve forest governance and combat illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation.
Issues relating to private sector engagement, forest conversion, domestic timber markets, private sector actions, independent monitoring, indigenous peoples’ rights, and participation among others will also be discussed at this regional forum.