Te Ministry of Land Affairs and Public Domain hosted a national workshop in Brazzaville during 5-7 October 2015 that brought together 64 people from various sectors to discuss the relevance of the Voluntary Guidelines. As forests cover about 70 percent of the country, the workshop was an opportunity to improve the understanding of linkages between tenure and forestry. The participants endorsed recommendations, including the establishment of a multi-stakeholder committee and the dissemination of the Voluntary Guidelines at decentralized levels. The actions proposed include integrating the Voluntary Guidelines in national processes by improving the normative framework, conducting reforms to improve tenure governance and launching a consultation process for the development of a national land use plan. The workshop was organized with the technical and financial support of FAO.
Jean Maurice Durand, FAO <JeanMaurice.Durand@fao.org>