Strengthening the technical capacities of the Departmental Directorates of Water and Forests, brigades and control posts in the Republic of Congo
Institutional support, Training, Project management, Natural forests management
Republic of Congo
In the context of the implementation of the FLEGT-VPA, the Republic of Congo requested additional support from AFD, which mobilized DFID funds to set up the "Support for the Implementation of the EU-Congo FLEGT-VPA" project, the main objective of which was to support all forestry sector stakeholders in the implementation of the VPA, up to the issuance of FLEGT licenses.
The 3-year project included 4 components:
- Component 1: Support to the private sector
- Component 2: Updating the Congolese legal framework
- Component 3: Capacity building of the administration
- Component 4: Capacity building of civil society
The general objective of Component 3 was to strengthen the technical capacities of the DDEFs through training for DDEF agents, brigades and control posts, enabling them to carry out the first-level controls that are their responsibility under current forestry legislation.
In order to best meet these objectives, a global training plan and training programs per campaign to strengthen the technical capacities of the DDEFs have been developed, training guides and materials to strengthen the technical capacities of the DDEFs have been prepared, theoretical and practical lessons of the 4 modules to strengthen the technical capacities of the DDEFs have been carried out and training reports including recommendations for the next training cycles and the results of the evaluation tests have been drafted.