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unique expertise delivers sustainable natural resource management,
from policy, investment and procurement, to production on the ground.

Capacity building in forest certification in Africa

Africa’s forests cover more than 20% of the continent, while the Congo Basin contains the world’s second largest area of dense tropical rainforest. These forests are critically important for biodiversity, as carbon sinks, and to provide goods and services for Africa’s forest nations.

Various clients and partners | 2002 ongoing

Sustainable management of these forests is vital and Proforest has been providing training to forest managers, government officials and NGOs on African forest management certification for over eight years.

Our first courses were in Cameroon and brought together leading conservationists and forest managers from all over the region. We have since run further courses - offering auditor training and training on HCV identification and management, standard setting and FLEGT VPAs - and have contributed to national and regional meetings and workshops on forest governance and certification in Ghana, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Central African Republic, Liberia, South Africa, Cameroon and Madagascar.