Subregional CEFDHAC Boosted with the Election of the National Forum on Cameroon Forests


Following the organisational validation workshop of the National Forum on Cameroon Forests which took place in Mbalmayo, Cameroon, on 29 December 2010, a team was appointed to manage this institution. Honorable Essola Etoa, the acting president was confirmed as President. He shall have as collaborators four advisers in charge of the private sector, follow-up and assessment and communication. Those are Mrs Wandja Zacharie of the Union of Young Forest exploiters (Syndicat des Jeunes exploitants forestiers), Patrice Bigombe of CERAD, an NGO, Mrs Jeanne Marie Mindja of GRAMUE, an NGO, and Chief Robinson Tanyi of FEDEFCOM.


In fact, this workshop, attended by more than 100 participants, representing administrations, civil society organisations, MPs, the private sector, local communities, traditional rulers and local elected representatives, had as overall objective to describe the organisational and functional setting of the National Forum on Cameroon Forests in perfect consistency with CEFDHAC, and to appoint the representatives.


More especially, the goals were:

♦ To introduce CEFDHAC articles of association, as well as perspectives for the leaders of the National Forum on Cameroon Forest;

♦ To validate the articles of association and the by-laws of the National Forum on Cameroon Forests ;

♦ To carry out the election of the Forum National President who shall be part of the regional Steering Committee and his four advisers


During this workshop, the articles were reviewed and the decision-making body of the Forum was assigned to complete the roadmap, call a general assembly at which the articles of association and by-laws shall be adopted.


To learn more, please download the official documents of the meeting in Mbalmayo:

The final communiqué

The agenda of the Forum in Mbalmayo

The speech of the Mayor of Mbalmayo

An address by the acting President of the National Forum at the Organisational Validation workshop


Also available :

The report of the meeting of the Forum 


Source: Chantal Wandja (UICN) -  Dr Dany Pokem (CBFP Facilitation )

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