The Africa Palm Oil Initiative Highlights from 2020 - 2021
The African Palm Oil Initiative is a multi-stakeholder platform, providing a framework for governments to engage with local communities and private sector, while giving companies a channel to fulfil their commitments to reduce commodity-driven deforestation.
The 2020 - 2021 Highlights provide an overview of key milestons including policy successes with governments integrating APOI principles with national government processes, and capacity building with both government and local communities, highlighting the importance of capacity building at all levels to ensure genuine and meaningful participation.
Ensuring the long-term success and effectiveness of the APOI platforms has been a focus for every country this year. Alongside government endorsement, local buy-in and financial sustainability is essential to ensure the work continues.