China-Africa Forest Governance Project (CAFGoP)
The China-Africa Forest Governance Project (CAFGoP) is a multi-country project contributing to improving forest governance, by promoting better policy and sustainable trade and investment practice in China and Africa in ways that foster good stewardship of forest resources and benefit local communities. Through research, dialogue and joint action the project will generate evidence, strengthen capacity and dialogue, improve policy in China and Africa and investment practice of Chinese investors in support of resilient African land use and a sustainable China-Africa forest products trade. Working with partners in China, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Uganda, this project builds on the China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform that IIED launched with partners in 2013.
Following the success of this first event, IIED and its partners have now announced the upcoming second learning event of the China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform event, to be held 22-25 June 2015 in Yaoundé and Kribi, Cameroon. Its objective is to identify actions for prosperity and sustainability of Chinese trade and investment in Africa’s forests. The event will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife of the Government of Cameroon, the Centre for Environment and Development, the Chinese Academy of Forestry, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and IIED. Participants are expected from government and international agencies, academia, civil society and the private sector.