The Congo Basin Forest Partnership
Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP)
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) brings together some 85 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector, working to coordinate efforts to sustain forest resources in the Congo Basin.
The CBFP was launched as a multi-stakeholder partnership at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. The partnership aims to enhance natural resource management and improve the standard of living in the Congo Basin.
CBFP works in close relationship with the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC), the premier regional body in charge of coordinating regional forest and environmental policy, to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the Congo Basin's forest ecosystems.
The CBFP was initially facilitated by the U.S. from 2003-2004, by France from 2005-2007, by Germany from 2008-2010 and by Canada from 2010-12. The U.S. is assuming facilitation again, for the period 2013-15. Members of the partnership meet biannually to coordinate priority activities, to propose action on emerging issues and to share information with partners and networks active in the region.
For more information and the latest CBFP developments, please visit the CBFP website at: http://www.pfbc-cbfp.org/