New project to support SFM, biodiversity conservation in Africa, latest initiative under joint ITTO/CBD program

25 January 2012

ITTO Executive Director Emmanuel Ze Meka and Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshiyuki Kato commemorate the funding agreement. Photo: ITTO

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Government of Japan signed a letter of understanding for funding of 278 million Japanese yen (USD 3.6 million) to implement a large capacity-building project to support five Congo Basin countries to provide training on sustainable forest management (SFM) and biodiversity.

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Mr. Tsuneo Kurokawa (JICA Vice-President, Africa),
and ITTO ED Ze Meka commemorating funding agreement.
Photo: ITTO