This two-day regional conference will discuss findings from the World Bank Program on Forests (PROFOR) study on Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin, including proposed recommendations and potential tradeoffs between protecting forest ecosystems and economic growth. The Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) requested the study to increase understanding of deforestation dynamics in the Central African region. The World Bank and COMIFAC are organizing the conference.
dates: 15-16 May 2013 location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Representatives from countries and territories that are part of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and La Réunion) will gather to validate a subregional resource mobilization strategy (RMS) to strengthen environmental processes, with a specific focus given to sustainable land management (SLM). The workshop will take place in Ebène, Mauritius, at the new headquarters of the IOC. The subregional RMS seeks to define common goals for IOC countries. Participants at the workshop will identify priority actions to implement the strategy and the roles and responsibilities of the main stakeholders. The RMS process has been supported by the Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
dates: 16-17 May 2013 location: Mauritius additional: Ebène