Expert Support to the Central African Forest Initiative Secretariat on Policies and Measures in the Land Use Sector
Central Africa is home to the second largest tropical rainforest in the world. On this basis, a coalition of willing donors together with Central African partner countries – Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of Gabon – have decided to enter into a collaborative partnership to establish the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). To guide these efforts and to mobilize aligned funding from institutional donors, a new strategic programming framework needs to be elaborated.
Objective & Specific Results:
Support the CAFI Secretariat with strategic programming in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the alignment of programs and investment frameworks with the main relevant programs in the region as detailed below and foster CAFI’s coordination with regional partnerships. More precisely:
For CAFI’s new phase of partnership with DRC (post 2020), provide input for the revision of the strategic framework for programming;
Ensure the alignment of CAFI’s strategic frameworks, national Investment Frameworks and program portfolios with the existing programs in the region in DRC, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Gabon;
Develop a strategic framework for regional coordination with other relevant partnerships (such as the COMIFAC, GGSC and the FAO regional study on deforestation drivers) approved by the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (several versions will be provided by consultants as the negotiations progress).