The ATIBT team is strengthening!


In recent months, the ATIBT team has been strengthened, with the contracting of Paul Cuveillier, and the return of Maylis Borelli.


Paul Cuveillier first completed an internship at the beginning of the year to work on the ATIBT's documentary resources and their development. He is now joining the permanent ATIBT team until the end of the year to further develop the capitalization of resources. The aim of this mission is to facilitate and strengthen knowledge sharing, in connection with the ASP Cameroon project, between the ATIBT, all its members and the general public.

This role will involve identifying information needs, proposing means of communication and using appropriate tools and platforms to ensure fluid and accessible transmission of knowledge. 

At present, Paul is carrying out in-depth bibliographical research focused on improving material yields in the wood processing chain. In close collaboration with CIRAD, he is looking specifically at the use of glues to enhance the value of lesser-known Timber Species (LKTS). He is also looking at various wood processing techniques with a view to identifying ways of optimizing material yield during sawing and drying.

Next, Paul is suggesting adjustments to the ATIBT website to make it easier to navigate. He is also working on the creation of video editing to reinforce the association's communication.

Lastly, he is compiling a list of paper documents available at ATIBT headquarters, to make it easier to find information. 


 Paul Cuveillier - Crédit ATIBT

Since September, Maylis Borelli has also been back with the ATIBT team to help coordinate ongoing projects.

Maylis Borelli is concentrating on the preparation of two important projects for ATIBT:

As part of the EU program to support green economic transition and improvement of the business climate in the Republic of Congo. The project will focus on 3 areas:

  • Contribute to structuring and strengthening the technical, commercial and administrative aspects of the private sector for a sustainable and legal domestic forestry sector across the value chain.
  • Strengthen the coordination and advocacy capabilities of private players in the domestic timber value chain, and facilitate dialogue with the various stakeholders
  • Facilitate access to financing for investment projects in the domestic timber value chain.

Within the framework of funding from the French Global Environment Fund (FFEM), the overall aim of the program is to:

  • Promote the active participation of companies in the evolution of sustainable tropical forest management, the forest concession model and the domestic timber market in Cameroon and Central Africa
  • Assume and enhance their role as agents of conservation and participate in the socio-economic development of timber-producing countries.

We wish them both every success in their new missions!