COMIFAC: Working Group on the Follow-up of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GTCCD) in Central Africa is reinforced


The Report of the Kigali's Meeting (from 20 to 21 january 2011) is now available at the following Link: HERE


Please download also the final report of the workshop (from 17-19 January 2011) on Possibilities for investment in sustainable land management through financial mechanism related to climate change in central Africa


in the Kigali workshop are evaluating and updating the roadmap, taking stock of the functioning of GTCCD, the Steering committee of the Working Group and adopting an action framework for the ninth session of the Committee for the Review of the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CRIC9) to be held in Bonn (Germany) from 16 to 25 February 2011.


Please download the   Updated road map of the GTCCD 

Participants at the Kigali workshop adopted an action framework during the CRIC9 and a roadmap for the Workshop on the “Follow-up of the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (GTCCD ) for 2011

docs/doc_intern/GT COMIFAC/GTCCD-Photo_Famille_New.jpgFrom 20 to 21 January 2011, the third Working Group on the Follow-up of the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Central Africa held in Kigali (Rwanda) - Under the chairmanship of the Minister for Forestry and Mines of the Republic of Rwanda. The meeting was organized by COMIFAC Executive Secretariat, ECCAS, the Government of the Republic of Rwanda with the technical and financial support of the World Mechanism, of GIZ, UNDP and FAO. It brought together about thirty participants, CCD focal points of COMIFAC countries, representatives of sub regional organizations (ECCAS, COMIFAC and CBLT), representatives of national COMIFAC coordinators, representatives of development partners and the civil society. Globally, the meeting aimed at assessing progress in implementing the roadmap of the group adopted on 26 May 2009 in Libreville, and secondly, to prepare the ninth meeting of the Committee for the Review of the implementation of the Convention (CRIC9).


Following the opening ceremony, there was an introduction of participants and the adoption of the agenda. Work continued with a plenary session on thematic presentations and exchanges focused on three main sessions. The first dealt with substantive issues including, among others, "Lessons from the fourth round of national reports", "Fund raising opportunities for sustainable land management”. The second carried on issues requiring further consideration especially: "The evaluation of GTCCD2 resolutions and recommendations" and updating GTCCD roadmap and the adoption of an intervention framework during the CRIC9. The third session was centred on pending issues such as COMIFAC communication platform.


Coordinated by Mr Chouaibou NCHOUTPOUEN, follow-up expert in Biodiversity and Desertification at COMIFAC Executive Secretariat, the participants were able to adopt GTCCD roadmap for 2011 and decided to improve the functioning of GTCCD. They also adopted an action framework for COMIFAC CCD Focal Points for the ninth session of the Committee for the Review of the implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification (CRIC9).


The steering committee was renewed and now consists of:

♦ A pilot: Mr Jean Ilunga Muneng, CCD National Focal Point from the Democratic Republic of Congo;

♦ A Co-pilot: Mr Antonio Micha Ondo, CCD National Focal Point from Equatorial Guinea;

♦ A moderator for the COMIFAC electronic communication platform: Mr Martial Agondongo, CCD National focal point Assistant from Gabon;

♦ And a person in charge of technical follow-up: Mr Chouaibou Nchoutpouen, Biodiversity and Desertification Expert at COMIFAC Executive Secretariat.


To learn more, please download:

Agenda of the meeting

Terms of reference

Adopted Road Map




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