Central and West Africa

Central and West Africa is home to some of the world’s richest forests. We work with legal professionals and civil society in Ghana, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, and Liberia to help ensure that people can meaningfully support the reform and enforcement of their country’s forest laws.

Community Forestry: An Explainer

  • Filipino Community Forestry

    What the Congo Basin can learn from Filipino community forestry

    ClientEarth looked into the measures adopted by the Philippines to tackle forest depletion and assessed their effectiveness while drawing lessons for the Congo Basin, where forests laws are currently under review.

  • Tropical forest

    ClientEarth launches online legal hub for forest defenders

    Lawyers from ClientEarth have launched a new online resource to help forest defenders and managers everywhere have access to the most up to date information about forestry laws.

  • wilderness

    How community forests are thriving in Tanzania

    To combat deforestation, community-based forest management was introduced in 2002 to reduce deforestation and improve the livelihoods of local people.

  • Woman walking with basket on head against blue background

    How taking a ‘radical approach’ delivered community results in Liberia

    ClientEarth law and policy advisor Jozef Weyns recalls a story from a recent legal working group in Liberia, in which a community member used his legal prowess to ensure forest communities get what they are entitled to.

  • Central and West Africa team

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Yulia Stange

  • Tanja Venisnik

  • Jozef Weyns