Cécile Ndjebet (African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests) “What Makes Community Forestry a Success? Examining Tenure, Gender, and Community Entrepreneurship” (Yale Forest Forum)

Event time: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:30am
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Event description: 

The Yale Forest Forum is excited to announce their spring 2021 speaker series, which will focus on community-based forestry. This week’s speaker is Cécile Ndjebet, the President of the Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests. In the Congo Basin countries in Sub Sahara Africa, there is a growing recognition of the importance of Community Forests for their contribution to sustainable forest management and for livelihoods development, as well as for the tenure rights of the dependent local communities. Cameroon has been leading Community Forestry and their model and experiences have informed and inspired other countries in the region: Congo Republic, Central Africa Republic, and the DRC. In these countries, while there is specific adaptation to the national contexts, the main issues are almost the same: tenure rights, gender, and community-forestry entrepreneurship development.