FAO Regional Office for Africa

21st Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, AFWC


"Restoring forests, landscapes and wildlife resources: Unleashing opportunities for sustainable development in Africa"

Background Information:

The African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. 

The purpose of the commission:

  • to advise on the formulation of forest and wildlife management policy and to review and coordinate its implementation at the regional level;
  • to exchange information and, generally through special Subsidiary Bodies. Advice on suitable practices and action in regard to technical problems; and
  • to make appropriate recommendations in relation to the foregoing.

The commission meets every two years.

The 21st session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission is from 19-23 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.


Objectives of the Communication Plan

  • To provide visibility for the AFWC by highlighting key messages.
  • To provide overall communication support to the session at the regional level.