HQ address: Project Manager German Facilitation CBFP
Type of Organisation: Intergovernmental,
Interest in Forestry: central
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership was launched at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg as a non-binding partnership registered with the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. As a "Type II" partnership, it represents a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative contributing to the implementation of an intergovernmental commitment, i.e. the Yaoundé Declaration, and brings together the 10 member states of the COMIFAC, donor agencies, international organisations, NGOs, scientific institutions and representatives from the private sector.
CBFP works in close relationship with the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC), the regional body in charge of forests and environmental policy, coordination and harmonisation, with the objective to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the Congo Basin's forest ecosystems.