Republic of Congo Forest Governance Forum – Concept Note
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This concept note outlines the aims and objectives, and indicative themes for the Republic of Congo regional Forest Governance Forum (FGF), which will be held on the 30th - 31st October 2018 in Brazzaville.
This event will be the 1st under the CV4C project, but the 11th under a series of similar international conferences implemented under the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT)’s previous projects ‘Strengthening African Forest Governance’ (SAFG) and the EU-CFPR project. The CV4C project is supported by the European Union and DFID and is implemented in Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Republic of Congo. The project is led by CIDT, University of Wolverhampton, working in partnership with Centre pour l’Information environnementale et le Développement Durable (CIEDD), Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement (CED) and Forets et Developpement Rural (FODER) Cameroon, Observatoire de la Gourvernance Forestiere (OGF) in DRC, Brainforest in Gabon, Cercle d’Appui a la Gestation Durable de Forests (CAGDF) in Republic of Congo including Field Legality Advisory Group (FLAG) as the regional partner and World Resources Institute (WRI) as the international partner.
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. Information on the previous FGFs is available. More information is also available on the CIDT website.
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 26th of November, 2018 in Brussels. It is expected that recommendations from the forum will feed into and inform the political level negotiations between parties.
The objective of 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.
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