Continued implementation of the Declaration of commitment by COMIFAC member states to the forests of Central Africa and call for equitable financing and Fair Shareand the COP 26 Congo Basin Joint Donor Statement : A “Fair Deal” towards sustainable development for the Congo Basin forests, their inhabitants, forests and biodiversities
The facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany is pleased to announce that the 19th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is scheduled to take place from 5 to 9 July 2022, in Libreville (Gabon) in hybrid format.
It will be organized by the CBFP Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany in close collaboration with the Republic of Gabon and the Central Africa Forest Commission (COMIFAC).
The 19th Meeting of Parties of the CBFP will be chaired jointly by His Excellency Honourable Dr Christian Ruck, Goodwill Ambassador, CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany and His Excellency Jules Doret Ndongo, Cameroonian Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Chairman of COMIFAC, alongside His Excellency Prof. Lee White, Minister of Water, Forests, Sea and Environment in charge of the Climate Plan and Land Use Plan of Gabon, host country of this 19th Meeting of Parties.
Following a review of recent major international conferences and the status quo in the Congo Basin , three main themes have been selected for discussion in four streams during the first two days of the 19th MOP:
(1) Sustainable Land Use (1a Prerequisites for effective and sustainable land use planning and 1b Conditions and prospects for a sustainable timber economy);
(2) Biodiversity : the future of protected areas
(3) Landscape restoration
In addition, the second half of day two will be devoted to two round table discussion formats on hot topics, such as improving and coordinating technical and financial contributions for the Congo Basin and the draft EU legislation on deforestation-free products.
The CBFP colleges will have the opportunity to hold college meetings on day 3 of theMoP 19. Later, a high-level politicial dialogue between the Regional College and the Donor College will take place alongside the CBFP Governing Council, which will be holding its 10th Meeting. On the evening of Day 3, the CBFP will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Gala evening in the presence of former CBFP Facilitators featuring a retrospective of the past 20 years of the CBFP and a look at the CBFP’s vision for the next 20 years.
On Day 4, the 19th CBFP Plenary “General Assembly” will be held, a high-level political segment.
An exhibition area will be set up to accommodate about twenty exhibitors from among CBFP members. Information on the logistics of the exhibition will be made available soon on the CBFP website. Networking sessions will also be included on the meeting agenda.
An optional field trip for CBFP MoP 19 participants will take place before the first day of the CBFP MOP 19 to get some on-the-ground insights before commencing the thematic discussions.
This event will be organized with the financial support of theGermanFederal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ).
Please take note of the deadlines below; more information will be sent to you shortly:
Participant registration:registration for the CBFP MOP 19 opens on 22 April and closes on 20 may 2022.
MOP 19 side events: Partners wishing to host side events at the 19th Meeting of CBFP Parties are requested to indicate their wish to do so between 22 April and 20 may 2022.
MOP 19 exhibition center: registration for partners wishing to acquire an exhibition space opens on 10 may and closes on 10 June 2022.
MOP 19 field trip : Registration for partners wishing to take part in the field trip opens on 31 may and closes on 10 June 2022.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT THE CBFP MOP 19 IN LIBREVILLE, GABON!
N.B. Participation expenses will be borne by the Participant.
If you wish to attend the 19th MoP of the CBFP and related events, please register before June 02, 2022 by completing the form below and clicking on the button “register”. It will not be possible to attend the meeting without a properly completed registration procedure.
We are pleased to hereby inform you that exhibition registration for the CBFP MoP19 is open. The exhibition space offers your organization the opportunity to present your work, initiatives, projects and expertise to the participants of the MoP19. Exhibitors are able to rent a stand package at set prices with options for customization and additional equipment. To register as Exhibitor at the 19th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), please fill out this form online before May 30, 2022.
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