COMIFAC: Steering Committee of Project for "Promoting conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and measures to combat climate change in COMIFAC countries" assesses level of achievement of activities




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Douala, Cameroon - 1 February 2019: The members of the Steering Committee of the Project for "Promoting conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and measures to combat climate change in COMIFAC countries" held their fourth session at the Prince de Galles Hotel. Chaired jointly by the COMIFAC Executive Secretary, Mr. Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, and the Resident Representative of the JICA in Cameroon, Ms. Masuda Junko, who was represented at the meeting by Ms. Kenmiya Misa, Environment Director at the JICA headquarters. the Steering Committee aimed to review the progress of project activities in 2018 and validate the budgeted Annual Work Plan 2019.



Having established the quorum, the COMIFAC Executive Secretary gave the floor to Ms. Kenmiya Misa, Environment Director at the JICA headquarters, who conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to the participants, and warmly thanked COMIFAC for organizing the meeting. She stressed three points in her statement, namely: (i) the need for the countries to be assisted by COMIFAC in adopting common positions under the UNFCCC, (ii) the need to create opportunities for information exchange between COMIFAC and technical and financial partners and (iii) fostering communication between the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat and Japanese experts on reducing administrative bottlenecks.



Speaking next, Mr. Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, the COMIFAC Executive Secretary welcomed the participants.  He thanked JICA for supporting the project as well as the project team working closely with the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat towards its implementation. 



He was followed by Mr. Gervais Itsoua Madzous, Project Director and Deputy Executive Secretary of the COMIFAC, who read out the recommendations of the last Steering Committee meeting. Coming next, Mr. Shu Mizushima, the Project Leader, presented the Activity Report 2018. The presentation allowed the participants to assess the performance of the project whose activity completion rate stood at 74%.


The Committee Chairman congratulated the project team for the results achieved in 2018.


The Project Leader subsequently presented a budgeted annual work plan for 2019, which was validated.



 Following the discussions, the States’ representatives expressed the wish that a second phase of the project would be launched in order to capitalize on the gains of the current project. They instructed the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat to take steps to that end.


On this note, the Chairman of the Steering Committee thanked the participants for their contributions and declared the meeting closed.



Louisette Sylvie NGO YEBEL Epse FOUNGA

COMIFAC Communications Consultant



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