Report published covering highlights of illegal logging and trade conference

Interpol conference

A summary report has been published giving an overview of the points raised and discussed at the regional conference on law enforcement and illegal logging in the Congo Basin. The event was held from 14-16 November 2017  at the Interpol Regional Office for Central Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

The aim of the conference was to initiate the dialogue between law enforcement authorities and civil society and provide an open space for discussion and exploration to address the shortfalls in the FLEGT and REDD+ processes for the different actors and going forwards, how the state and non-state actors can build mutual collaboration and trust to achieve rigorous and effective systems.

The report gives a sort overview of each session along with feedback form participants on how the aims of the conference were met. It concludes that the conference has set the ball rolling to further explore these issues that are central to effective and successful FLEGT implementation.

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