Congo Basin Forest Partnership16-04-2012
FORM International has become member of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). The CBFP was launched at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg as a non-binding partnership registered with the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. It represents a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of governments, donor agencies, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and representatives from the private sector. Today, the partnership comprises more than 40 members working together for a common objective: conservation and sustainable management of the Congo Basin's forest ecosystems. CBFP works in close relationship with the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC), the regional body in charge of forests and environmental policy, coordination and harmonization.
FORM International is convinced to make a tangible contribution to sustainable forest management in the region, mainly in the role of Secretariat of the Congo Basin Program. During the last meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership held in Douala 29 February until 2 March, we were already present in our role as CBP Secretariat and contributed by giving an overview of the program and sharing results achieved so far, key activities coming and challenges on the way. We believe it is valuable to continue on this road and find a way to harmonize our program activities with that of other programs and international as well as national initiatives.