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.
A new guide to help forest communities in Liberia negotiate with timber companies to share the benefits from harvesting has been launched this week. The guide will empower communities and reduce the chances of conflicts.
Parliamentarians from the Republic of Congo met with members of Congolese civil society and ClientEarth at the Ministry of Justice in February for a roundtable discussion on forest conversion and community forestry.
We’re working with civil society in the Republic of Congo to strengthen draft forest laws to protect local communities’ rights.
Civil society in the Republic of Congo has published its first newsletter promoting its work on sustainable forest governance.
The rights of local communities and their involvement in forest governance in Central and West Africa is being celebrated by us today, on the International Day of Forests.
Central and West Africa team
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