ATIBT and COMIFAC signed a collaboration agreement at the Racewood on June 21, in Libreville (Gabon)
The ATIBT Racewood remains one of the key events in the tropical timber industry. It represents a major opportunity on the African continent of multi-partner relationship. For two days, the key actors of the sector meet and exchange: donors, development agencies, policy makers, NGOs, civil society, country representatives, researchers, scientists, training organizations, unions, producers, managers, importers and industrialists .
On the occasion of the Racewood, a five-year collaboration agreement between ATIBT and the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) was signed, as well as a specific protocol for the collection and valuation of data on the forest sector and forest concessions in Central Africa.
This document sets the framework for collaboration in the implementation of the subregional convergence plan for the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa. COMIFAC thus undertakes to provide ATIBT with the necessary information for projects of common interest, and ATIBT, for its part, to implement the convergence plan in a concerted manner and to provide tools for decision support and evaluation of projects.