IFIA-FAO-NFP: Towards a Strategy for Wood Processing Industry in Gabon

 

Recommendations from Libreville workshop cover themes related to economic and technical effects of timber exportation prohibition, investment and funding for wood processing, taxation, trade barriers on local and regional markets, and markets and commercial barriers.

 

docs/news/Mai - Juillet 2011/IFIA-BAnderoles.jpg

 

 

Libreville (Gabon), 14-16 June 2011 - Holding of an international meeting under the theme: “Towards a Wood Processing Development Strategy in the Congo Basin: Stakes, challenges and perspectives for the Republic of Gabon”.

 

 

docs/news/Mai - Juillet 2011/IFIA Atelier IFIA_Participants.jpg

 

 

 

Participants were called upon to reflect on the industrial and economic context resulting from the decision to ban timber exportation, to identify priorities for the formulation of national strategies for wood processing in Gabon and to draw a roadmap for the implementation of a Gabonese advanced wood processing strategy. About sixty national and international experts, representatives of forest administration, the private sector and the civil society carried out this exercise.

 

 

 

 

The opening ceremony was chaired by the Gabonese Prime Minister, Paul Biyoghe Mba; co-organized by the Gabonese Government, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Inter-African Association of Forest Industries (IFIA), FAO and the National forest programme Mechanism (NFP mechanism), the Libreville meeting consisted in expert and professional presentations and exposes on the first day, whereas the second day was dedicated to group work and a round-table conference.

 

 

docs/news/Mai - Juillet 2011/IFIA Atelier IFIA-GT.jpg

 

 

 

 

Following restitutions to capitalize the outcome of this meeting, a series of recommendations from Libreville workshop cover themes related to economic and technical effects of timber exportation prohibition, investment and funding for wood processing, taxation, trade barriers on local and regional markets, and markets and commercial barriers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document available for download:


Overall report of Gabon youth forum concerning the international meeting on the development of wood processing industry in Gabon

 


In the press:


What Strategy for the industrialization of wood sector in Gabon (Gabon Eco 16/06/2011)

 

Images credits: Rapport Général du Forum des Jeunes du Gabon

Go back

CBFP News

WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

Read more …

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

Read more …

Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

Read more …

ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

Read more …

Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

Read more …

Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

Read more …

22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

Read more …

CBFP News Archive

2021

There are no news items for this period.