ITTO- More collaboration and participation needed to achieve the SFM in the Congo Basin

 

 

The Tokyo International Conference on development in Africa (TICAD) is an international meeting hosted by the Japanese government and jointly sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the African Union Commission and the World Bank. Taking the floor during the opening of this ITTO event, Ms. Matondo pointed out that international partners can help the Congo Basin population to overcome various hurdles impeding the sub-region’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 (zero poverty) 13 (Measures to combat climate change) and 15 (land life) using innovative technology, know-how, entrepreneurship and capacity building.

 

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Achieving sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin requires more collaboration between partners and governments in addition to engaging local communities, said H.E. Ms. Rosalie Matondo, Minister of the Forest Economy within the Government of Congo, during the event hosted by the ITTO on the sidelines of TICAD-7 which took place last month in Yokohama, Japan.

 

 

The Tokyo International Conference on development in Africa (TICAD) is an international meeting hosted by the Japanese government and jointly sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the African Union Commission and the World Bank. An estimated 4,500 people attended this seventh edition of the TICAD from 28 to 30 August 2019. Alongside the event, the ITTO, the Japanese Forest Agency and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) jointly hosted an event entitled “Sustainable forest management and sustainable development goals 2030 in Africa”

 

 

Taking the floor during the opening of this ITTO event, Ms. Matondo pointed out that international partners can help the Congo Basin population overcome various hurdles impeding the sub-region’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 (zero poverty) 13 (Measures to combat climate change) and 15 (land life) using innovative technology, know-how, entrepreneurship and capacity building.

 

 

Ms Matondo who also serves as the ambassador of the Brazzaville roadmap for community forests in Central Africa also advocated for a more effective community-based and participatory system for the sustainable management of forest resources in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

 

 

“The operational objectives related to participatory forestry are on the one hand, to promote decentralized community-based - yet more responsible and sustainable-  management of forest resources and on the other hand, to build the capacities of vulnerable communities living in and around forest concessions and protected areas to ensure their active participation in forest resource management”, she noted.

 

 

“Let us therefore make local communities and indigenous people central players in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in order to fight climate change and inequality.”

 

 

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