The 13th Meeting of Partners (MoP) of the Congo Basin Forests Partnership (CBFP) as critical feedback to ECCAS, COMIFAC, the Facilitation and CBFP going forward


Download all the presentations, official statements and general documents related to the 13th CBFP Meeting of  Partners  In Focus on : (1) Developing Conservation-based Economic Opportunities (2) Innovation Alley: a Showcase of Successful Economic Projects (3) Congo Basin REDD+ Platform: Adaptation and Mitigation (4) Improving the Enabling Environments for Civil Society Engagement (5) Training to Build Capacity for Regional Conservation and Development (6) Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Congo Basin (7) CBFP Perspectives and Strengthening COMIFAC Plan de Convergence (8) Charting the Future: a Horizon of New Initiatives by CBFP Partners (9) Additional Success Stories  of CBFP – Presentation of innovative field projects and grants successes (10) COMIFAC-China Dialogue  (11) Launch of the Roadmap of the Congo Basin Communicators ...


The 13th meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership was held in Libreville, Gabon, on December 2-3, 2013.  The event was hosted by Gabon’s Prime Minister, Raymond NDONG SIMA and the Minister of Forests, Water, Environment, Gabriel Tchango.  The theme of the meeting was “Forest Livelihoods and Economic Opportunities for Central Africa.”


This was the first meeting under the U.S. Facilitation, and was organized with financial support from the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Gabon, Germany, France and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).  Nearly 230 participants attended, including members of regional organizations such as ECCAS, COMIFAC, diplomatic representatives, national government officials from member states, scientific and research insitutions, NGOs, private sector partners, financial and technical institutions and civil society organizations and specialized networks affiliates of CEFDHAC. 


The 13th meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership was followed by a forest research symposium held on December 4-5, 2013, organized by COMIFACand supported by CIFOR, CIRAD, IRD and the U.S. Facilitation of the CBFP.


The Proceedings of the 13th meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership are structured in 10 sessions, as follows:


♦ Proceedings and documentation of 13th CBFP Meeting of Partners, Libreville, Gabun, 2-4th Dec. 2013

♦ Kindly visit the links below to view the main findings of the 13th CBFP meeting and to the photo galleries which have been posted on our Facebook page:

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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

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

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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."

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