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This bilingual English-Chinese presentation supported five speakers who presented problems related to forests in their country, what can be done to address these and suggestions for China-Africa collaboration to sustain Africa’s forests.
The speakers were: Dr Ben Donkor, executive director, Timber Industry Development Division, Forestry Commission (Ghana); Mr Anicet Ngomin, deputy director, Ministry of Forests and Fauna (Cameroon); Mr Claudio Manuel Afonso, head of Forest Department, Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural development (Mozambique); Ms. Jeannine Bokamba Bikela, head of Department, Forest Governance, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Sustainable Development (DRC); and Mr Nathan Mununuzi, senior environmental officer, Ministry of Water and Environment (Uganda).
The presentations were made at the third event of the China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform, held in Beijing 24-25 October 2016.
The event explored how China can help sustain Africa’s forests with a focus on the role of private sector actors and Chinese stakeholders in working with African stakeholders to promote pro-poor and sustainable investments and trade in Africa’s forests.
More details: www.iied.org/mists-china-africa-forests