What Is the State of Central African Forests?

The hybrid forum is brought to you by the Central Africa Forest Observatory (OFAC), a specialized unit of the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) providing up-to-date, relevant data on the region’s forests and ecosystems.

How can we protect Central Africa’s ecosystems? Delve into challenges, opportunities and solutions for sustainable forest management in the region.

Central Africa is home to the second largest rainforest in the world: the Congo Basin, which sustains the livelihoods for millions of people in the region. This vast, rich ecosystem is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots, and it provides food, wood, meat, water and medicines for local communities and helps regulate the climate on a global scale.

But the Congo Basin is under threat from deforestation and the climate crisis. So, how can we keep it healthy by using the latest data to make smart and informed decisions? Join experts, practitioners and policymakers working in forest information management in Central Africa and learn how we can help protect these globally valuable ecosystems.

Apply to join us in person in Bonn, or tune in online from wherever you are in the world!

Time: 10:00 – 17:00 CEST / 4:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Location: Bonn, Germany, and Online

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024