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Project ID PD456/07 Rev.4 (F)
Title BUILDING THE CAPACITIES OF FORESTRY TRAINING INSTITUTIONS MEMBERS OF THE NETWORK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING INSTITUTIONS (RIFFEAC) FOR PROVIDING SFM TRAINING FOR FOREST CONCESSIONS “CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF TROPICAL RAINFORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN THE ITTO CONGO BASIN COUNTRIES”
Status OPERATIONAL
Executing agency
RIFFEAC Secretariat
Summary The main objective of RIFFEAC is to promote inter-institutional collaboration at sub-regional level between training institutions in order to improve training standards and address the needs of sustainable forest ecosystem management in the Congo Basin.

This project will contribute to building human resources capacities required to achieve sustainable forest ecosystem management in the Congo basin by reconciling social economic imperatives and the maintenance of ecological balances. The project specifically intends to build the capacities of environmental and forestry training institutions in Central Africa to ensure they are capable to train qualified personnel to implement sustainable forest management, while ensuring the biodiversity conservation in the Congo Basin.

The project will contribute to achieve the abovementioned goal and objectives through the main following expected outputs:

• Output 1: Six (6) harmonized reference training modules/programmes in sustainable forest management developed, reviewed, adapted and implemented, while taking into account the biodiversity conservation requirements under the framework of CBD’s Programme of Work on Forest Biodiversty. One of the the six modules should be focusing on biodiversity conservation issue
• Output 2: One hundred ten (110) full-time trainers one hundred seventy (170) supernumeray/part-time trainers in seven (7) RIFFEAC founding training institution members updated and/or trained on the utilization of equipment and materials acquired for the capacity reinforcement, in relation to the six (6) harmonized reference training programmes/modules to be finalized under Output 1
• Output 3: Training and teaching equipment and materials acquired and provided in each training institution, as well as infrastructure (teaching rooms, laboratories and other facilities) enhanced, in accordance with the needs of each training institution, in order to progressively contribute filling the yearly gap of one hundred eighty (180) engineers and four hundred forty (440) technicals required for the sustainable forest management and biodiverity conservation actions in the Congo Basin countries

Out of the total amount of US$4.4 million of the ITTO budget, two governments (Belgium, Japan and Switzerland) have already pledged 90%, as follows:

Sources Contributions
ITTO/Japan US$3,614,347 (81.99%)
ITTO/Switzerland US$270,000 (6.12%)
ITTO/Belgium US$97,037 (2.20%)

As no more funds were pledged by donors, the ITTO budget was revised to match with the amount by US$3,890,610.00 already secured from the abovementioned donor countries. An Addendum to the Agreement regulating the project implementation was duly signed in July 2015 in order to formalize that budget revision.
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Project document E-PD456-07R4F Project-Document-FINAL.pdf
F-PD456-07R4F Project-Document-FINAL.pdf
Technical report(s) MODULE TECHNIQUE.pdf
MODULE UNIVERSITAIRE.pdf
Social media
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other media
YouTube (Ouverture de la Conférence Internationale sur la formation Forestière)
YouTube (La COMIFAC et la JICA parlent sur la formation forestière dans le Bassin du Congo)
YouTube (Modules de référence technique et universitaire de formation forestière)
YouTube (L’OIBT améliore la formation forestière dans le Bassin du Congo: des étudiants témoignent)
YouTube (L’OIBT améliore la formation forestière dans le Bassin du Congo: des professeurs témoignent)
Photo gallery
  • Field tour by students from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, CRESA, Yaounde

    Country: Cameroon
    Author: F. Hiol Hiol
    Affiliation: CRESA-Yaounde

  • New modern classroom for forestry students at FASA-Dschang

    Country: Cameroon
    Author: F. Hiol Hiol
    Affiliation: CRESA-Yaounde

  • Bus to facilitate the transport of students of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FASA) in Yaounde

    Country: Cameroon
    Author: F. Hiol Hiol
    Affiliation: CRESA-Yaounde

  • New training building at Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FASA) in Dschang

    Country: Cameroon
    Author: F. Hiol Hiol
    Affiliation: CRESA-Yaounde

  • Participants at the International Conference on Forestry Training in the Congo Basin adopted new training modules

    Country: Douala, Cameroon
    Author: R. Carrillo
    Affiliation: ITTO

  • Alvine Fotso, forestry student at the Centre Régional d'Enseignement Spécialisé en Agriculture (CRESA) in Cameroon makes an intervention during the International Conference on Forestry Training.

    Country: Douala, Cameroon
    Author: R. Carrillo
    Affiliation: ITTO