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Independent Monitoring of Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (IM-FLEG) in support of FLEGT VPAs in the Congo Basin
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Following 45 months of Independent Monitoring in the Republic of Congo,
a new phase of IM-FLEG is being implemented since December 2010 by Forests
Monitor in partnership with REM and CAGDF – a Congolese NGO established
by the shadow team trained by FM and REM during the previous phase.
The current phase of the project focuses on transferring IM-FLEG skills to civil society and strengthening its role within FLEGT VPA implementation. The specific objectives are 1) implementation of IMFLEG in RoC by civil society and 2) increase Congo Basin Civil Society Organisations’ capacity to participate in the negotiation or implementation of FLEGT VPAs through the development of IM-FLEG mechanisms.
To achieve those objectives, the project will provide further training and capacity building of civil society both at a national and sub-regional scale.
The project also continues the implementation of Independent Monitoring activities and provision of recommendations to the forest administration to improve forest law enforcement and governance.
In the Congo basin
REM's main partners in the project are: Forests Monitor (FM) and CAGDF. FM and REM work in close collaboration on technical as well as strategic aspects of the project, such as the realisation of scoping missions to develop new IM-FLEG projects in the Congo Basin. FM’s main focus however, is on the civil society training component of the project. CAGDF participates actively to IM-FLEG activities and work sessions
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This project is implemented with financial assistance from the European Union, for an amount of 1,598,121 Euros, and the Department for International Development, for an amount of 400,000 Euros. Its content is the sole responsibility of REM, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU or DfID.