13th Forest Governance Forum, Republic of Congo 2022

FGF

Join us from 23-24 May 2022 for the Forest Governance Forum

With COP 26 in Glasgow last year having made historic forest commitments, the 13th FGF will bring together a high-level panel that addresses the intersection of forest governance, the green economy, climate change, and land use planning.

This event will take place at the Grand Lancaster Hotel in Brazzaville.

Over two days we aim to: 

  • showcase achievements, expertise, and experience
    of different stakeholders in terms of involving and engaging non-state actors, private sector and government in forest and land governance in the Republic of Congo and the Congo Basin.
  • influence policy makers and government to support actions which improve forest conservation, governance, and forest related efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  • provide a platform, space and voice for non-state actors particularly indigenous peoples, local communities, and other marginalised groups to engage with policy makers, governments, private sector, and funding partners.

Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be available.

Agenda

You can now download the full event agenda.

Virtual attendance

Click the button to register to attend the FGF via Zoom webinar.

Event themes

Each day offers exciting perspectives on the following themes:

  • FLEGT-VPAs, REDD+, zero deforestation, agribusiness and land conversion and the other initiatives seeking to improve forest conservation, reduction of deforestation, combat forest degradation and illegal logging.
  • Updates on post COP26 and state of progress, NDCs, role of private sector role and illegal wildlife trade.
  • Forest monitoring improving transparency, accountability, in the forest, land, and climate sector – implementation of the annex on transparency and the TLAS, MRV. 
  • Forest governance impacting livelihoods, community forestry, gender, land tenure and rights of indigenous peoples.
  • Regional and international approaches for forest governance, conservation of biodiversity and fighting climate change
  • Private sector actions to promote good governance, legality, certification.
  • Benefit sharing, revenue collection and local development related to forests.
  • The role of legislators and inter-ministerial coordination.

Contacts

If you have any queries please get in touch with Richard Nyirenda, CIDT, University of Wolverhampton: fgf@wlv.ac.uk 

The FGF is being held as part of the PASGOF-SNOIE Congo project funded by the European Union with support of the Ministry of Forest Economy. Find out more about the project.

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Co-funded by the European Union