As a "Happy New Year" gift, actors of the forestry-wood sector in Congo and Gabon will benefit, from January to March 2022, from two training sessions aiming at providing them with the capacity to better understand the new requirements of national legislation, as well as the upcoming ban on the export of logs.
International consultants will train :
These beneficiaries are members of groups and organizations of the sector and teachers of forestry and environmental training institutions.
These training courses are justified by the context of the sector in which large companies generally call upon international trainers for technical training, whereas in each country of the Congo Basin, there are very good technicians with technical knowledge, but who are poorly equipped to transmit this knowledge effectively. Moreover, VSEs and SMEs, most of which lack a vision for the development of their business, do not take the training function into account as a tool for change, especially since they have important difficulties in keeping their qualified personnel. They therefore generally do not have the capacity to anticipate at the managerial level the upcoming transformations and to manage the risks.
The professional groups and organizations of the forestry-wood industry of large companies and SMEs have a role to play, both in supporting their members to identify needs, but also in the orientation and development of training actions connected to the realities of the field. It is on them that the organizers of these trainings, in this case the Technical Implementation Team (TIT) of the ADEFAC project, rely to identify and mobilize participants.