18th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

27 November 2018 at the Royal Museum of Central Africa, 3080 Tervuren and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brussels

28 November 2018 at Palais d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels

 

Draft official agenda - DRAFT

Version dated 20/11/2018


Chair: Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium of the CBFP

 

Main theme: "Towards a sustainable future for Congo Basin forests, their inhabitants, flora and fauna"

Registration and side event November 25 and 26 2018

Main theme: "Towards a sustainable future for Congo Basin forests, their inhabitants, flora and fauna"

Registration and side event

 

 

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

Sunday, 25 November 2018

All Day

COMIFAC ministerial meeting - Technical segment (of experts)

COMIFAC

The Hotel -   Meeting Room 27

 

Monday, 26 November 2018

09:00 a.m.

 

Registration opens

 

Belgian Facilitation of the CBFP

Bureau AGRER

Avenue Louise 251 / 12th floor

All Day

Ministerial meeting - Technical segment (of experts)

 

COMIFAC- ECCAS

 

The Hotel - Meeting Room 27

 

 

Exhibition area

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018:

 

10:00 AM a.m.

 

Opening of exhibition area

 

Belgian Facilitation of the CBFP & Partners

MRAC reception area

 

N.B. Besides this official agenda, an exhibition area will be available for CBFP partners to showcase and share information on their objectives, priorities, programs, activities and innovating results. A number of related events and areas for networking will be planned alongside the official agenda.

 

 

 

MoP18 : Tuesday 27 November - Policy Segment I

Preparatory policy segment

Venue: Royal Museum of Central Africa (3080 Tervuren) and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) (1000 Brussels)

 

Tuesday 27 November - Policy Segment I

Morning

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

   Tuesday, 27 November 2018:

07:30 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.

Arrival of participants

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium

MRAC

08:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

Opening of the Works

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium and MRAC

Auditorium

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The colleges are free to continue their discussions until 12:30 p.m. if they wish

 

                                                                          Morning Time allowed for CBFP colleges to meet

 

COMIFAC ministerial meeting

Begin: 09:00 am

Leaders: COMIFAC - CEEAC

 

The Hotel

 

College – Civil society

Leaders: CEFDHAC and African Community Rights Network

Piknik Room

 

College - International NGOs

Leaders: AWF and WWF

 

Meeting Room 2

 

College – Private sector

Leaders: ATIBT and TFT

 

Meeting Room 1

 

College – Donors

Begin: 10:00 am

Leaders: EU and US

Room DV01-MAE

 

College – Training and research institutions

 

Leaders: ACCBFP and CIRAD

Auditorium

 

CollegeIntergovernmental and multilateral organizations

Leaders: FAO and GVTC

Meeting Room 3

 

10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Coffee-break & Poster Session & Exhibition

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium

Hall

 

11:00 a.m. -12:30 a.m.

Scientific Day Session 1

(Side event - climate session)

Leaders: ACCBFP, CIRAD and MRAC

Auditorium

 

Scientific Day Session 2 + 3

(Side event - bush crisis + ecosystem value, goods and services))

Leaders: ACCBFP, CIRAD and MRAC

Piknik Room

 

 Private sector Day

Leaders: ATIBT, TFT, Volcanoes Safaris

Meeting Room 1

 

Ministerial meeting

COMIFAC - ECCAS

The Hotel

 

CSO College

CEFDHAC / ACRN

Meeting Room 2

 

12:30 p.m. -1:25 p.m.

Signing of agreements between COMIFAC and some partners (CNEE, SEEAC, IUCN, UNEP / WCMC, EY ...)

COMIFAC

The Hotel

 

12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Lunch break and poster session

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium

Afrika Paleis

 

Afternoon: Fifth CBFP Council Meeting held concurrently with Scientific Days, Private Sector and Side Events

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

Tuesday, 27 November 2018:

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Fifth CBFP Council Meeting

EU Facilitation of the CBFP

 

DV01-MAE

 

 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Scientific Day Session 1

(Side event - climate session)

Leaders: ACCBFP, CIRAD and MRAC

Auditorium

Scientific Day Session 2 + 3

(Side event - bush crisis + ecosystem value, goods and services

Leaders: ACCBFP, CIRAD and MRAC 

Piknik Room

Private sector Day (Plenary)

 

Leaders: ATIBT, TFT

Meeting Room 1

ECCAS facility - « Bilateral Ministerial Session » - Congo

Leaders:  ECCAS:

 

The Hotel

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Coffee break and posters

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium

Hall

5:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

 

Scientific Day Session 1

(Side event - climate session)

 

 

 

Leaders: ACCBFP, CIRAD and MRAC

 

 

Auditorium

 

Scientific Day Session 2 + 3

(Side event - bush crisis + ecosystem value, goods and services

 

Leaders: ACCBFP, CIRAD and MRAC

Piknik Room

 

Private sector Day (Plenary)

 

Leaders: ATIBT, TFT

 

 

Meeting Room 1

 

 

Side Events

 

 

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Side event Drivers of Deforestation: Are we on the right track?

Rainforest Foundation UK and Tropenbos International

Meeting Room 3

 

Side Event: Wildlife Trade Law Enforcement in the Congo Basin: Becoming informed actors through AFRICA- TWIX (=Trade in Wildlife Information Exchange ») - a tool for law enforcement staff

 

TRAFFIC - COMIFAC and GIZ.

 

 

Meeting Room 2

 

Evening: Welcome cocktail

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

Tuesday, 27 November 2018:

6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Welcome cocktail

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium

Hall

 

 

 

 

N.B. The side events will help to showcase groundbreaking projects with tangible impacts as evidence of practical local and regional solutions to challenges facing Central Africa. Such projects will have to be scaled up and replicated and serve as a source of inspiration for people across the region. They reflect our commitment to protecting the Congo Basin’s future.

 

 

MoP18 : Wednesday, 28 November 2018: CBFP Plenary and High-Level Segment

 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018:

CBFP Plenary and High-Level Segment

Palais d’Egmont, 1000 Brussels

 

 

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018:

 

08:00 a.m.

 

Opening of exhibition area

 

Belgian Facilitation of the CBFP & Partners

 

 Sax et Atrium

 

CBFP Plenary and High-Level Segment

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer/Lead

Venue

 

07:00 a.m.

Arrival of the Trigion security officer

 

Arrival of organizers and service provides - technical firm

 

 

CBFP Facilitation/Protocol

 

24D

 

8bis

 

 

07:30 a.m.

Arrival/ Welcoming of delegates and escorting of guests to halls

 

CBFP Facilitation/Protocol

8bis

24D

 

 

8:30 a.m.

VIP arrivals

CBFP Facilitation

07

GREEN Room – Welcome Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/11/2018

 

09:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

 

Opening ceremony

 

Moderator: Ambassador Josef Smets, Belgium

Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium of the CBFP

 

Europe room

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee–Break+ Exhibition/Posters Session

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

High-level statements

 

Partners Continuing Engagement                                                                                                                                                         Europe room

 

Moderator: Ambassador Josef Smets, Belgium

 

11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

Press conference + Signing ceremony (Parallel Session)                                                                                                               Library

11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

 

Plenary –Panel of Stream Leaders and coordinators of Private Sector and Scientific Days / Feedback from discussions

 

 

 

Forest Governance and Land Use

 

Dr Aurelian Mbzibain (CIDT-FGF) ; Marie Vallee/Lauren William (WRI-FLW)

 Stream leaders: CIDT/WRI/FAO/COMIFAC

Background Paper:  CIDT/WRI/FAO/COMIFAC

 

Europe room

 

 

 Biodiversity and wildlife

Maxime Nzita, CBFP Facilitator ; Andreas Athanas, AWF

Stream leaders: AWF – WCS - COMIFAC

Background Paper: AWF, WCS, WWF, TRAFFIC, IUCN, GVTC

 

Climate change- Mitigation and Adaptation

 

Ndjatsana Michel, COMIFAC ; Dr Denis Sonwa, CIFOR ; Dr Dany Pokem, CBFP Facilitation

 

Leader: COMIFAC

Background Paper: COMIFAC, CIFOR, JICA

Scientific and Academic Day

Pierre Procès, CBFP Facilitation; Eric Force, CIRAD; Virginia Zaunbrecher, UCLA; Wannes Hubau, MRAC

Leaders: CIRAD – ACCBFP (UCLA) - MRAC

Background Paper: Scientific College

 

Private sector Day

Emmanuel Heuse, CBFP Facilitation ; Jacqueline Vandepol, ATIBT ; Ngatchou Erith, TFT

Leaders: ATIBT, TFT 

Background Paper: Private sector College, TFA 2020,

 

Lunch break + Side Event

12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

 

 

High-level Lunch

Galerie des Glaces

12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

 

Participants’ Lunch

Sax et Atrium

 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

High-Level policy dialogue

Arenberg

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

GEF 7 Congo Basin Program

GEF Secretariat

Europe room

 

World Heritage Convention: a global instrument for protecting the Congo Basin’s natural heritage

 

UNESCO

 

Bleue

 

Roundtable Discussion on

Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development in Central Africa

 

USFWS

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

Africa-China collaboration: Opportunities for sustainable natural resource trade between the Congo Basin and China

 

TRAFFIC

Library 

 

Protected Areas 2.0: How to make conservation sustainable?

 

Rainforest UK, APEM

 

 

 

Mandarine

 

The role of small grants in leveraging grassroots voices on forest in the Congo Basin.

 

 

Central Africa Advisory Board (CAAB)

Global Green grants Fund (GGF)

Brel

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

The relevance of Transboundary Collaboration in achieving Zero Poaching: The case of Greater Virunga Landscape

 

 

 

 

GVTC

Mandarine

 

 

Together to save Africa's largest forest -

Salonga Book Launch Ceremony

 

WWF

 

Bleue

 

 

The Accountability Framework initiative: delivering on ethical supply chain commitments

 

 

Rainforest Alliance, WWF

Orange

 

Intact Forests in the Congo Basin, to identify priorities and opportunities for maintaining intact forests in the region

 

 

WCS, WRI, FSC

 

 

 

Library 

 

Towards a legal instrument for people displaced by climate: Situation and prospects

 

Carre Geo, Environment

Brel

 

 

 

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) in Central Africa.

The contribution of participatory forestry

 

FAO , FERN,  Nature+

 

 

 

 

Europe room

 

 

Plenary - High-Level Dialogue Panel

 

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

High-level Panel - (Multiparty)

Panelists:

o    H.E.M. Marie Chantal MFOULA, Deputy General Secretary, ECCAS

o    Mr Ndomba Ngoye Raymond, Executive Secretrary, COMIFAC

o    Mme Chantal Marijnissen, Head of Unit C2, DEVCO, European Commission

o    Mr Benoît Jobbé-Duval, General Director, ATIBT

o    Dr John Robinson, Vice-President, WCS

o    Marie Tamoifo, Regional Coordinator, REJEFAC

THEME:  Brussels Declaration on Conservation, sustainable management, the fight against climate change and local development in Central Africa

 

 

 

Moderator: Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, CBFP Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe room

 

Plenary - Closing session

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Closing ceremony including

o    Reading of Brussels Declaration

 

CBFP Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium

 

Europe room

 

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Press briefing

 

RECEIAC

 

 

Library

               

 

 

N.B. Besides this official agenda, an exhibition area will be available for CBFP partners to showcase and share information on their objectives, priorities, programs, activities and innovating results. A number of related events and areas for networking will be planned alongside the official agenda.

 

Side Events Thursday 29 November 2018

 

Side Events

 

DATE

Time

Event

Organizer

Venue

29/11/2018

 

 

European Parliament: The new EU multi-financial financial framework (MFF): what's in it for forests and community livelihoods?" exploring community forestry, sustainable

forest management and the impact of EU aid funding with EU and Central African

Experts

FERN and FAO

European Parliament

Rue de Wiertz 60

Room A3H-1

1000 Bruxelles

Belgium

N.B. Besides this official agenda, an exhibition area will be available for CBFP partners to showcase and share information on their objectives, priorities, programs, activities and innovating results. A number of related events and areas for networking will be planned alongside the official agenda.

Visit the Streams and Related Meetings

Visit the Streams and Related Meetings

Please download: Concept Note on the organization of CBFP streams at the 18th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 18) prepared by the CBFP Belgium Facilitation.…Read more...

 

 

Stream

Stream Leaders

Stream Co-Leaders

Partner responsible for preparing and presenting Background Paper

Stream 1 : Forest Governance and Land Use

FAO

 

FAO, COMIFAC governance working group

 

Belgium, WRI, FLAG, CIDT

Stream 2 : Biodiversity and Wildlife

AWF

AWF et GTBAC

Belgium, USA, WCS, TRAFFIC, GT COMIFAC, IUCN; TFT, Volcanoes Safari 

Stream 3 : Climate Change (Adaptation and Mitigation)

World Bank (PREREDD) et COMIFAC Climate Working Group

GT climat COMIFAC

Belgium, EU, Germany, CAFI, REFACOF, FAO/UNREDD, CAFI, Norway, USFS, CIFOR/ITTA, UNFF, GCF; GEF; AF; WRI - NDC Partnership, EFI; CIRAD; WHRC ; AFD, NDC Partnership

 

For more Information, please contact:

Stream 1 Emmanuel Heuse : emmanuel.heuse@agreco.be

Stream 2  Maxime Nzita : maxime.nzita@pfbc-cbfp.org

Stream 3 Dany Pokem : dany.pokem@pfbc-cbfp.org