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All Gabonese civil society organisations engaged in conservation have been invited to take part in the CSO information and capacity building workshop on participatory village mapping set to take place on Saturday August 08, in Angondje.

The workshop, which will be moderated by Edwige Eyang, the EFFA President of the NGO FENSED, aims to encourage greater involvement of the Gabonese civil society in order to better prepare it for the issues related to participatory village mapping.

The workshop will also act as part of the launch of the CAFÉ CLIMATIQUE, that is piloted by ROSCEVAC and PGASMO-CAFI Platform, with the technical support of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Gabon platform and AKEWA Accelerateur.

The civil society organisations have been urged to nominate two participants take part in the event to be held at the seat of the ROSCEVAC located at the Sherko city from 10am.

Over the last 20 years the world has witnessed an explosion of participatory mapping initiatives in both developing and developed countries.

And participatory mapping, which can be broadly defined through the creation of maps, is an inclusive mechanism that enables local populations, often with the involvement of supporting organisations, including governments (at different levels), universities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other actors engaged in land access planning and development, is giving Gabonese CSOs the opportunity to demonstrate their impact on farming communities.

Moreover, civil society groups have demonstrated, for several years, their willingness to get involved and support the Gabonese authorities in the effective implementation of the National Land Use Plan (PNAT) by firm conviction that the creation of sketches of the cards cannot be done without involvement and without collaboration with local communities.

Participatory mapping has proven to be an excellent way to overcome the shortcomings of other approaches in obtaining accurate maps of local site characteristics and land use and tenure. By defining its national investment framework, according to the PGSE in its pillar Gabon Green, the country has opted for the establishment of PNAT.

PNAT is a planning process by which the Gabonese government counts, establishes and conveys its guidelines for the rational management of lands and resources in the State domain. The role of the PNAT will be an orientation to each area of ​​the territory corresponding to one or more activities, in order to develop the resources of the territory, minimise the risk of conflict between incompatible uses, and optimize opportunities in terms of multiple and compatible uses.

And in order to implement an efficient PNAT, it is essential to make a village and participatory mapping.

The CSOs interested in participating in the August 8 event have been urged to, as soon as possible, reserve places and send the names of two representatives of their organisations via this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only 40 slots are available.

 

All Gabonese civil society organisations engaged in conservation have been invited to take part in the CSO information and capacity building workshop on participatory village mapping set to take place on Saturday August 08, in Angondje.

The workshop, which will be moderated by Edwige Eyang, the EFFA President of the NGO FENSED, aims to encourage greater involvement of the Gabonese civil society in order to better prepare it for the issues related to participatory village mapping.

The workshop will also act as part of the launch of the CAFÉ CLIMATIQUE, that is piloted by ROSCEVAC and PGASMO-CAFI Platform, with the technical support of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Gabon platform and AKEWA Accelerateur.

The civil society organisations have been urged to nominate two participants take part in the event to be held at the seat of the ROSCEVAC located at the Sherko city from 10am.

Over the last 20 years the world has witnessed an explosion of participatory mapping initiatives in both developing and developed countries.

And participatory mapping, which can be broadly defined through the creation of maps, is an inclusive mechanism that enables local populations, often with the involvement of supporting organisations, including governments (at different levels), universities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other actors engaged in land access planning and development, is giving Gabonese CSOs the opportunity to demonstrate their impact on farming communities.

Moreover, civil society groups have demonstrated, for several years, their willingness to get involved and support the Gabonese authorities in the effective implementation of the National Land Use Plan (PNAT) by firm conviction that the creation of sketches of the cards cannot be done without involvement and without collaboration with local communities.

Participatory mapping has proven to be an excellent way to overcome the shortcomings of other approaches in obtaining accurate maps of local site characteristics and land use and tenure. By defining its national investment framework, according to the PGSE in its pillar Gabon Green, the country has opted for the establishment of PNAT.

PNAT is a planning process by which the Gabonese government counts, establishes and conveys its guidelines for the rational management of lands and resources in the State domain. The role of the PNAT will be an orientation to each area of ​​the territory corresponding to one or more activities, in order to develop the resources of the territory, minimise the risk of conflict between incompatible uses, and optimize opportunities in terms of multiple and compatible uses.

And in order to implement an efficient PNAT, it is essential to make a village and participatory mapping.

The CSOs interested in participating in the August 8 event have been urged to, as soon as possible, reserve places and send the names of two representatives of their organisations via this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only 40 slots are available.

 

The United Nations House in Gabon was the venue of a round table meeting for actors of climate governance in the country today. The purpose of the meeting was advocacy campaign targeted at development partners and the private sector for the elaboration of a national REDD+ strategy.

The meeting was organised by the PACJA Gabon platform and Roscevac Ceeac.  

It brought together the trade union of private sector operators engaged in forestry, the UNDP Gabon office, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and the coalition of young Gabonese committed against the climatic changes.

Lee White, the Minister in charge of forests and climate change, presented the position and commitment of Gabon around the REDD + mechanism.

The Regional Dialogue for IPs and Southern CSOs on REDD+ -Africa conference in Nairobi has recognised the need for women to be actively involved in climate change mitigation as well as adaptation. More than 100 participants attending the workshop are sharing and reviewing the achievements made in the World Bank funded Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) project on REDD+. They are also sharing challenges and opportunities as the project nears end.

The workshop is done courtesy of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO).

Speaking during the opening session of the workshop in Nairobi, the MPIDO Executive Director Joseph Ole Simel, said women were closest to the forests and could help conserve them further. He said climate change crisis had caused a lot of conflict in Africa.

PACJA Executive Director Mithika Mwenda urged the Kenyan Government to join in the climate crisis adaptation by sponsoring capacity building and empowering communities to engage in forest conservation. Women, he said, were very key in ensuring action, and not just capacity building, was realised in the grassroots.

 

The event ends tomorrow.

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