Thinking beyond the canopy

Schedule of Events

22 May 2013

8 am – 10 am Registration / Coffee /Networking
10 am – 10.55 am Opening Plenary
  1. Welcome address by Richard Eba’a Atyi, Regional Coordinator for Central Africa, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  2. Speech by Raymond Mbitikon, Executive Secretary, Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC)
  3. Keynote Address by Peter Holmgren, Director General, CIFOR
  4. Keynote address by Ngole Philip Ngwese, Minister for Forests and Wildlife, Cameroon
10.55 am – 11.30 am Coffee break
11.30 am – 12 pm Policy Keynote Addresses
  1. Robert Nasi, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
  2. Patrice Bigombe Logo, Independent Observer
12 pm – 1 pm High-Level Panel

Legal and institutional reforms in the forestry sector of Central Africa since the Rio Summit: Successes, challenges and future perspectives
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 3.30 pm Parallel Discussion Forums
  1. Forests, food and nutritional security
  2. Response to climate change in Central Africa: Realities and challenges
  3. Multiple-use management of forested landscapes
3.30 pm – 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm – 5 pm High-Level Panel

Financing climate change and REDD+: How to help Central Africa capture the potential
5 pm – 5.30 pm Closing plenary

Presentation of the key messages of the day.

23 May 2013

9 am – 10 am Science Keynote Addresses
  1. Laura Snook, Programme Leader, Forest Genetic Resources Bioversity International
  2. Sylvie Gourlet Fleury, Senior Scientist, CIRAD
10 am – 10.30 am Coffee break
10 am – 12 noon Parallel Discussion Forums
  1. Market-based instruments for sustainable forest management in Central Africa
  2. The Congo Basin forests facing agro-industrial and mining expansion
  3. A review of the role of regional institutions and international instruments in forest management of the Congo Basin
12 noon – 1 pm Special Session

Launching of The Context of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of Congo and The Cameroon REDD Monitoring, Reporting  and Verification (MRV) Country Profile
1 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm High-Level Panel

Financing sustainable forest management
3.30 pm – 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm – 4.30 pm Special Session Presentation by the Cameroon Ministry of Forests and Wildlife
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm Closing ceremony