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This presentation by Ms Miza Khamis from the Zanzibar Department of Forestry, presents challenges related to trade in timber in Eastern Africa, early efforts to address illegality in timber trade between 2011 and 2015, and inter-regional efforts from 2015 to date. This includes an overview of the the Zanzibar Declaration, an agreed regional action to tackle illegal trade in timber and other forest products by national forest agencies of Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Madagascar.
The presentation was made at the fourth international learning event of the China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform, held in Pemba, Mozambique, from 23-25 October 2017.
The platform event focused on finding ways for Chinese businesses in Africa, and African businesses linked to China, to generate strong benefits for local economies in Africa while looking after forest resources for future generations.
More details: https://www.iied.org/china-africa-forest-governance-meeting-mozambique