To support public-private partnerships that demonstrate how companies, communities, smallholders and governments can work collaboratively to reduce deforestation and benefit forest dependent communities. Land is one component of this programme.
By Geographical Scope
By year range
VGGT based forest tenure and CBF assessments conducted in each of the countries. In Gabon and Congo Brazzaville the assessments will inform Ministry of Forests on status and challenges of CBF, and recommendations for improvement. In Honduras and Senegal, the assessments will be used to inform on-going forestry programs and design of new projects. In Mongolia, the assessment will be used to promote implementation of the VGGT and inform the pasture law being drafted. In Portugal, the findings are being used to promote policy dialogue on communal forest land tenure and management.
A national workshop on the Voluntary Guidelines was held in Libreville during 14-16 January to help to strengthen the national dialogue on the most pressing tenure challenges and opportunities in Gabon and the use of the Voluntary Guidelines in light of ongoing reforms. The participants agreed to create a multi-sectoral committee to continue striving for improved governance of tenure and to formulate a cross-sectoral strategy for implementing the Voluntary Guidelines in Gabon at all levels.
Evaluation of the Partnerships for Forests (P4F) Programme
The objective is: "Industrial forest use in the Congo Basin is increasingly based on the principles of sustainable management". The target group is the largely poor population in the outskirts of industrial forestry concessions and in a broader sense the world population due to the effects of the project on the global goods "biodiversity" and "climate".
This programme aims at supporting African stakeholders in strengthening the role of Africa's forests and trees to adapt to climate change in ways that enhance liverlihoods, sustain buidiversity and improve the quality of the environment
To improve the the livelihoods of forest dependent communities and reduce deforestation in the Congo Basin by providing support to forest zoning, independent forest monitoring, civil society advocacy and the strengthening of legal frameworks for community forestry, as well as direct investments in community forest enterprises. The programme is expected to benefit 2.4million beneficiaries (direct and indirect). The programme will also have a demonstration effect, building a body of evidence on Community Forestry in the Congo Basin.