The “Promoting Forest Peoples’ Rights and Food Security with Good Governance in Forest and Climate Policies; from principles to practice” project (henceforth “the project”) is a five-year project funded by the EU under its Environment and Natural Resources Thematic Programme, implemented in 5 African countries – Central African Republic, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.
Between 11th – 15th February 2019, FPP, local partner organisations, indigenous peoples and community members from 5 project countries and Kenya, met in Kribi, Cameroon. The meeting, which was hosted by FPP’s local partner OKANI, focused on sharing experience, successes and challenges in:
- implementing community-based monitoring, reporting and verification programmes (MRV);
- effective strategies for establishing community forests;
- legal and policy reform;
- community level livelihoods interventions;
- global supply chains and engaging the private sector.
Participants then looked ahead to what would be the priorities for effective work in the region in any future phase.
The results of these discussion can be found in the workshop report, below, and represent a statement of intent by all participants on how a future project would build on the considerable progress made under the project.