The EU funded Strengthening Africa Forest Governance project in Cameroon, DRC, Ghana & Liberia (2011-2015)
The overall objective of this project is to improve awareness of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and other international initiatives to combat illegal logging, as well as the engagement of civil society, communities and the private sector in forest governance. This also includes promoting debate and freedom of expression on forest policies in the four countries.
What role does CIDT play?
CIDT is leading the implementation of this four-year 2.4 million euro EU-FLEGT capacity strengthening project, with implementing partners: IDL group, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and Global Witness. In each of the four project countries CIDT has teamed up with local NGOs, including FODER in Cameroon, Forest Watch Ghana and Réseau Ressources Naturelles (RRN) in the DRC.
The project delivers capacity needs assessments and facilitates capacity building support for civil society, private sector and community actors in the four project countries. One of the main project activities is organizing Forest Governance Forums, or Chatham House style illegal logging update meetings at the national level.
The video below overview gives an insight into the project, the partners and the activities undertaken.