Sustainable forest management tools:
We have helped develop FSC standards, including specific guidelines for Congo Basin countries. We promote sustainable forest management tools from organizations such as the FSC, the African Timber Organization (ATO) and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). We also promote guidelines for Chinese companies operating in Central Africa, and have translated legal documents like the Gabon forest code into Chinese.
Working with logging companies:
We build the capacity of logging companies on reduced impact logging, high conservation value (HCV) areas, conflict resolution, data collection, analysis and monitoring.
Working with communities:
We support and train local communities to improve their livelihoods by taking control of managing their forests and natural resources. We have also helped link them with buyers who want to source wood from responsibly managed forests.
Bringing stakeholders together:
We create opportunities for governments, companies, communities and other stakeholders to come together to share ideas, experiences and lessons learnt. We have organized workshops and trainings on issues such as conflict resolution. We also promote experience sharing between developing countries (South-South dialogue).
Lobbying and advocacy:
We make the case for sustainable forest management, low impact logging and wildlife management at the local, national and regional levels. We also promote dialogue through inter-governmental organizations like the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS-CEEAC).