From 23 to 25 April 2018, CV4C project partner ‘Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière’ (OGF) organised a multi-stakeholder round table in the framework of the CV4C project. The event was organised in collaboration with Tropenbos DRC, UNESCO FLEGT Project, Forest Peoples Program (FPP) and the environmental civil society organisations in DRC with financial support from the European Union, the Netherlands, UNESCO FLEGT, FAO EU-FLEGT and civil society organisations.
This first edition of the National Multi-stakeholder Round Table covered the processes of expanding forest policy, the revision of the forest code and the lifting of the moratorium on new forest allocations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
All stakeholders with the exception of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development took part. In particular, the Ministry of Planning, Land Affairs/Conaref, Agriculture, Finance and Rural Development. Also in attendance were representatives of the Netherlands Embassy, the World Bank, the European Union, REDD National Fund (CAFI), international NGOs and academic institutions: WWF, WRI, UNESCO, Greenpeace, EFI , ERAIFT.