A new member of the CBFP: Welcome to the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF)!

 

 

Edéa, 16 August 2017. The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) has just joined the CBFP’s big family. The REFACOF has acknowledged the principles of the cooperation framework of  CBFP members  and undertakes to respect and apply it in its interventions.

 

 

The REFACOF was established on 29 May 2009 in Yaoundé, during the International Conference that was held under the theme "Forest tenure, Governance and Business: Emerging opportunities for West and Central Africa", and jointly organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and its partners, under the distinguished patronage of the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife of the Republic of Cameroon (MINFOF). It was created on the initiative of 45 women from ten countries in West and Central Africa who were seeking to play a more active role in processes dealing with  sustainable natural resources management in Africa.

 

 

 REFACOFs mission is to promote the rights of women in Africa and to shape  policies and practices by integrating gender equality considerations in matters of land and forest tenure.

 

 

The European Facilitation of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership is very pleased to welcome the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) as a new CBFP member.

 

 

Welcome to our new partner The "African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF)! “

 

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