Sub-regional guidelines for tracking the contribution of forests to sustainable development goals in Central African countries



For more information, please download the document below:

(752.5 Ko)Directives COMIFAC sur le suivi des ODD_Rev2 oct 2019.pdf 



The deadline for submitting comments is 31 October (to allow time to include them in the version to be submitted to the participants of the validation workshop slated for 26 and 27 November in Libreville) Contacts: Valerie Tchuante ( ) and Jean Claude Nguinguiri (



The guidelines are designed to help highlight the contribution of Central African forests which have been described as the second “green lung of the planet” to the SDGs in general and draw policy makers’ attention to the wide range of benefits the sub-region’s forests provide for people’s wellbeing in particular.




The overall aim of the guidelines is to provide the sub-region’s countries with a set of guidelines to track the contribution of forests to SDGs based on a number of indicators selected for the relevance of the forest’s contribution towards achieving corresponding targets as well as a set of “thematic measures” tied to each indicator. These “thematic measures” are specifically related to forests; they must be regarded as a thematic derivative of the indicator in the local context. While they are not a substitute for the SDG indicators approved by the UN Statistics Commission, they nonetheless inform these indicators from the particular perspective and context of Central African forests.  




The guidelines are designed to serve as a framework and guide for tracking the contribution of forests to the progress of COMIFAC countries towards the SDGs. They also highlight the potential for forestry solutions to contribute to sustainable development in the sub-region and provide policy makers and the public with new insights on forests.


Target public


The sub-regional guidelines for tracking the contribution of forests to SDGs in Central African countries are intended for all actors in the forestry sector (COMIFAC, national public administrations, the private sector, development partners, civil society, focal points of international environmental agreements, etc.) as well as actors from related sectors.



For more information, please download the document below:

 (752.5 Ko)Directives COMIFAC sur le suivi des ODD_Rev2 oct 2019.pdf


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