• Améliorer la gouvernance forestière à travers la formation et les forums sur la gouvernance forestière

      Mbzibain, Aurelian; Nyirenda, Richard; Haruna, Ella; Pavey, Marc; Begum, Rufsana (L'Harmattan, 2020-04-08)
      The objective of this paper is to share lessons learned from the capacity building model of the Centre for international development and training (CIDT) during the past five years to improve forest governance. The model develops individual, organisational and institutional capacities and creates accountability platforms that facilitate intercountry learning. This model operates on three levels: international, regional and national. The first component is a training and mentoring program in the United Kingdom that targets forest governance champions who occupy intermediate positions in the government, in the private sector and in civil society around the world. This component is complemented by a series of high-level regional Forums on forest governance (FFG), organized in some countries (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Ghana) and by capacity-building events at national level adapted and delivered jointly with local partners. The data used in this paper are taken from an online survey of former students, participants in the regional forums and 80 interviews with different stakeholders from 15 countries. The results show significant improvements in the knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence of course participants, demonstrating the effective application of learning and multiplier effects on land. In addition, the value of North-South and South-South trade is evidenced by the creation of networks and alliances of champions of forest governance. The results also demonstrate the innovative capacity of FFG as a space for international accountability and learning, in particular because they ensure that the momentum of the reforms on forest governance is maintained at national, regional and international level.