Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
Countries: COMIFAC (Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe)
The Congo Basin forest is the world’s second largest continuous tropical rainforest after the Amazon. The forests contain a large proportion of the world’s biodiversity, they play a central role in climate regulation and carbon sequestration and they provide a direct natural livelihood for 65 million people. The tropical exotic hardwoods of the Congo basin are among the region’s most important export goods, while oils, fruit and game secure a balanced diet for the local population. The agriculture expansion, infrastructure development, such as economic development or population expansion are the main causes for the progressive destruction and degradation of the forests.
To meet the land-use requirements and to deal with the potential danger, the Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) was established. Despite the positive perception in the international context and progress made in organisational development, the managerial and implementation capabilities of the COMIFAC and their structures are still insufficient, in view of the complexity of issues dealt with. Therefore, the aim of this project is: „The system of the Central Africa Forests Commission effectively takes its strategic and operational tasks.”
Our assignment comprises: