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WCC 2012 Res 126 - Activity Report

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Coopérative des Paysans de la Lékié (COPAL)
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Field activitiesAs an official member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Center for Communication and Sustainable Development for All (CECOSDA) carried on advocacy activities to promote certification of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) as a market-based tool to support environmentally sensitive production practices in the forest industry throughout the National territory of Cameroon. CECOSDA worked...
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CECOSDA worked in collaboration with COPAL association and targeted the community forest of Batchenga in order to encourage village leaders to open up to the evaluation and certification of local systems in other to promote sustainable development within their communities. Ten 10 members of COPAL and about eight (8) local leaders took part in the advocacy activity.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
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Education/Communication/Raising awarenessCreate a professional network of experts in Environment, forestry and certification to bring together experts workshops and seminars like CECOSDAPRO and CECOSDAPRO+ Networks (http://www.cecosda.org/index.php/en/component/content/article/2-non-categorise/451-reseau-des-professionnels-cecosdapro) with the aim to get more scientific knowledge so as to communicate for awareness raising.
Policy influencing/advocacyCarry out scientific research with our specialists and the results of these researches will be communicated to policy makers with the aim to influence policy decisions in favour of certification of NTFPs.