COMIFAC: Annual Report 2013 now available- Outreach coupled with international visibility and management strategy bring recognition…


A statistical report is hereby presented against the initial schedule of activities planned for 2013 at the Executive Secretariat, highlighting the implementation rate of each activity...


Please download the COMIFAC Report 2013


Two excerpts:


 "The Convergence Plan review process launched in 2010 saw a boost in 2013 with the principal concern being to provide the sub-region with a Convergence Plan incorporating emerging national and thematic priorities"-

"... COMIFAC’s outreach and visibility have earned it recognition with the U.S. authorities who have entered a direct agreement with the institution by awarding it a grant as part of Phase III of the CARPE program. COMIFAC thus becomes the second intergovernmental organization after the African Union Commission to receive direct support from the U.S. government ..."


The Executive Secretariat of COMIFAC has released a report of activities undertaken in 2013. The report presents an overview of the institution and recalls its vision and missions. It equally outlines priority areas of intervention for the year namely: The organization of statutory meetings, the operationnalization of COMIFAC’s monitoring and evaluation system, the organization of thematic working group meetings, awareness raising among the countries on equal contribution and funding mechanisms, support provided to OFAC and CEFDHAC, participation in international conferences and regional meetings, coordination and implementation of various programs and projects.


The release equally reveals the contributions of member countries and various financial and institutional partners at subregional, regional and international level. In line with the initial schedule of activities planned for 2013 at the Executive Secretariat, a statistical report is presented, underscoring the implementation rate of each of the following activities: planning, monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the Convergence Plan; Subregional consultation and capacity-building; the international dialogue on forests and environment and promotion of COMIFAC; coordinating implementation of the Convergence Plan and partnerships, and organization of COMIFAC’s statutory meetings.


A brief presentation of the financial statement features the contributions of various stakeholders, the state of implementation of the budget and a statement of sources and uses of funds under the MSP project.


The report ends with a presentation of all resources available within COMIFAC including material and human resources which helped to implement activities in 2013.

For more information, please consult the following report:

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