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.

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    Using forest law to defend community rights in the Republic of Congo

    We’re working with civil society in the Republic of Congo to strengthen draft forest laws to protect local communities’ rights.

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    First newsletter on forest governance in the Republic of Congo

    Civil society in the Republic of Congo has published its first newsletter promoting its work on sustainable forest governance.

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    Celebrating International Day of Forests in Central and West Africa

    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.

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    Making headlines on EU timber law in Ivory Coast

    Lawyers and associates from ClientEarth have been training members of civil society in Ivory Coast on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address the issue of illegal logging. This training made headlines on Ivorian TV.

  • Central and West Africa team

  • Nathalie Faure

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Yulia Stange

  • Tanja Venisnik, Lawyer - Climate and Forests, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Tanja Venisnik

  • Jozef Weyns

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