African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests Strategic Planning Meeting

09/15/2010 - 09/18/2010



Location Name:
Cameroon Ecology Offices



The African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) is a network of women involved in sustainable forest resource management in Africa" and was formed at the 2009 international conference on “Forest Tenure" Governance and Enterprise: New Opportunities for West and Central Africa” held in Yaounde" Cameroon. 45 women African women from Burkina Faso" Burundi" Cameroon" Central African Republic" Democratic Republic of Congo" Gabon" Nigeria" Rwanda and Senegal first formed the network and developed the founding Declaration. 

REFACOF’s goal is to lobby and advocate with governments and international organizations for the inclusion of women-specific needs" constraints and interests" as well as their ownership rights" to land and forest resources in reforms and political agenda.

This workshop is being organized to give REFACOF members an opportunity to clarify their vision" draft strategic work plans for the network for the next four years" and to pave the way for the effective inclusion and recognition of African women in forest and land governance" as well as in governmental agendas in Africa and international organizations involved in natural resource management.

The strategic planning meeting’s main objective is to draft REFACOF’s strategic work plans for 2011-2014" which will allow REFACOF members to make concrete" relevant and effective contributions to forest governance in their respective countries" and to influence national policies and international agendas regarding women’s tenure rights.

  • Terms of Reference - REFACOF Strategic Planning Meeting
  • Agenda - REFACOF Strategic Planning Meeting
  • Liste des participants

Resources and Presentations

Axes stratégiques du REFACOF

Contexte de l’atelier

REFACOF Mission Statement

Eléments du programme d’activités REFACOF 2011

Le Beurre de Cacao: Produit à potentiel économique très élevé
M. Okala

Changement climatique et REDD - Implication pour la femme africaine
Samuel Nnah Ndobe" Centre pour l'Environnement et le Developpement

REDD and Climate Change: Implication for the African Woman
Samuel Nnah Ndobe" Centre pour l'Environnement et le Developpement

Les réseaux d’organisation en Afrique : caractéristiques" rôles enjeux et défis pour la lutte contre la pauvreté