Michelle Gauthier met with the CBFP partners in N’djaména (Chad)…


Michelle was full of life as she energetically and enthusiastically contributed to the organization of the CBFP thematic day held on 19 September 2012 in N’Djamena, under the theme: “Integrated Management of Natural Resources in Central African Landscapes: Rural, Urban and their convergence.

“Our cities are growing and generate new concerns: protecting tree resources and implementing urban forestry for development, and urban and peri-urban milieu. For this, according to Michelle Gauthier, FAO Forestry Expert in
Rome, “guidelines are needed” for this: http://www.fao.org/news/audio-video/detail-audio/en/?uid=912


(In French only)

' En apprenant le décês de Michelle, le choc a été fort. Michelle était un grand personnage que j'ai connu il y a plus de 20 ans lorsqu'elle était à l'ACDI. Je l'ai revue à Ndjaména en septembre 2012, pleine de détermination pour les forêts urbaines et péri-urbaines lors de la 4ième plénière du Partenariat pour les forêts du bassin du Congo. Comme canadien, j'étais fier de la contribution de Michelle au développement durable de notre planète. Mes pensées et prières vous accompagnent dans ces instants douloureux.'

Gaston Grenier, Ex-Facilitateur du Partenariat pour les forêts du Bassin du Congo

« Quelle triste nouvelle avec cette disparition brutale de Michelle. Je me souviens encore très bien de sa vivacité et son engagement pour les questions de "foresterie urbaine et péri urbaine" lors de la journée thématique de N'djamena. Elle semblait pourtant en parfaite santé et plein de vie. C'est vraiment une grande perte pour la FAO et la communauté des acteurs de développement durable. 

Toute la famille COMIFAC adresse ses condoléances à la famille de Michelle et prie pour que la terre de nos ancêtres lui soit légère. 

 Bye Bye Michelle »

 Martin TADOUM, Secrétaire Exécutif Adjoint-Coordonnateur Technique, Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) 


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