New Opportunities for Livelihoods and Wealth in Central and West Africa

This five-day international conference is jointly organized by International Tropical Timber Organization, Rights and Resources Initiative, IUCN Cameroon, the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife of Camerooon and other partners. The conference will be held from May 25-29 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

The purpose of the conference is to catalyze new and broader actions by government and civil society to secure tenure rights in Central and West Africa. This will involve setting goals and developing agendas for new interventions and reform.

Resources

Press Release (English): Conference Opening Day Release – Government of Cameroon Recognizes Importance of Forest Tenure Reform and Community Participation for Economic Development (PDF 64 KB)

Press Release (French): Conference Opening Day Release – Le gouvernement du Cameroun reconnaît l’importance des droits fonciers forestiers et de la participation communautaire pour le développement économique (PDF 64 KB)

Press Release (English): Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities (PDF 144 KB)

Press Release (French): Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment : Trends, Challenges and Opportunities (PDF 144 KB)

The Full Report: Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities (PDF 689 KB)

Brief: Who Owns Africa (PDF 385 KB)

For more information and the conference agenda please visit here: http://www.rightsandresources.org/events.php?id=74

Photos and Figures

Credit: Johan Lejeune

Ghana, View of Natural Forest Canopy

Visit to Kumasi, Ghana

Visit to Kumasi, Ghana

Visit to Kumasi, Ghana

Visit to Kumasi, Ghana

Site visit to small scale logging operator, Ghana

Site visit to small scale logging operator, Ghana

Harvested Dalbergia melanoxylon in Senegal

Harvested Dalbergia melanoxylon in Senegal



New Figure 5 graphic