Save the date : Seventh CBFP Council Meeting



Dear Partner,

The Kingdom of Belgium Facilitation of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is pleased to announce the Seventh CBFP Council Meeting scheduled for 19 December 2019 in Douala, Cameroon.



Alongside this event, the Expert meeting will be held from 16 to 17 December 2019 to follow-up on the International Conference on Security, Poaching, Monitoring Transhumance and Armed Groups circulating between the Sahel and Equatorial Africa. The expert meeting is expected to move forward with the effective implementation of the recommendations of the N'Djamena international conference of ministers held from 23 to 25 January 2019.  It will focus on developing logical frameworks and programmatic proposals for each bloc and will establish a regional mechanism to monitor and guide policy on interactions between security - protected areas - pastoralism.  The countries concerned are: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, South Sudan and Chad. Regional organizations and technical and financial partners concerned with wildlife conservation and anti-poaching issues will also participate.


The expert meeting will be followed on 18 December 2019 by a CBFP Civil Society Day organized by the College's Leaders, and entitled: "Congo Basin forests at the crossroads between Conservation - Sustainable Management and Investments in the Forest Environment: Civil society’s role and local communities’ expectations”.



In the coming weeks you will receive more information about these meetings.



Kindly download here below the Meetings' Documents:

Experts Meeting 16-17 December


Civil Society Day on December 18th


CBFP Governing Council


Information note


Please kindly consult the following link:

Enregistrer la date-Septième Réunion du Conseil Directeur du PFBC, Douala, Cameroun


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