Criteria and Indicators - for sustainable forest management
Criteria & Indicators regional workshop in Africa
Douala, Cameroon 27-29 May 2015
This workshop was a key part of the 'Strengthening Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management and their use in forest policy and practice'' project, coordinated by FAO and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The project included national, regional and global consultations involving governmental and non-governmental bodies and other stakeholders. It reviewed the use of criteria and indicators (C&I) and examined the needs of stakeholders at local, national, regional and global levels and opportunities to strengthen their use, learning from good examples and lessons learned. The project also aimed to strengthen and further harmonize C&I sets, particularly on socio-economic and governance indicators in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment and reporting to other forest and forest-related policy processes at global and regional levels.
Workshop participants, 2015
The workshops´ outputs and their recommendations provided added value to institutions promoting sustainable forest management in Africa. They had also provided input to the Global Forest Indicators Forum at the XIV World Forestry Congress 2015 in Durban, South Africa.
The regional workshop was co-organized by the host government and FAO, supported by the respective secretariats of the main regional C&I processes active in the region: The Central Africa Forestry Commission (COMIFAC), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and African Timber Organization (ATO).