Youth Network for Central African Forests (REJEFAC) remobilises in Douala


After 6 days of evaluating and defining REJEFAC’s orientations, the thirty participants in attendance formulated a declaration clearly expressing their determination to join all on-going processes in the COMIFAC countries and made recommendations to decision-makers, the private sector and civil society to ensure their effective participation


REJEFAC held from 27 February to 04 March 2013 in Douala, Cameroon, two strategic meetings intended to help it find its bearings in the Congo Basin forests. Jointly funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and UICN/REDD, these meetings’ overall objective was to assess the road travelled since 2008 by the Network and focus on recurring funding issues, to internalize and ensure ownership of current inherent and relevant sub-regional initiatives for the review of COMIFAC Convergent Plan.


The two meetings acknowledged the massive attendance of youths from REJEFAC National Coordinations, 10 COMIFAC countries Youths National Councils and the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change” PACEBCo and REPAR/COMIFAC representations were also present; they came to support these youths so that they can find their way and feet in the Congo Basin forests.


The meetings held at a time when the Congo Basin forests are in turmoil with major themes such as: green economy, education for sustainable development, capacity building, education and transfer of technology on climate change related issues, the REDD+ process in the sub-region, certification process and developments in Central Africa, gender issues, multi-actor participation, information, education and youths’ training on conservation and protection issues, inclusive and multi-actor partnership.


Following 6 days of REJEFAC evaluation and orientation work, the participants (about thirty) prepared a declaration in which their wish is clearly indicated to integrate all ongoing processes within the COMIFAC and recommendations to decision-makers, the private sector and the civil society to make its contribution more effective. 


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