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Supporting the Implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement



The Government of Cameroon and the European Commission concluded negotiations of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in May 2010 and the agreement was ratified in June 2011. LTS provided support to the implementation of the FLEGT VPA to build capacity of the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF) in the planning and monitoring the implementation of its Legality Assurance Systems (LAS). In 2012, the LTS team assisted the government of Cameroon to:

  • agree on responsibilities for different levels of LAS administration
  • support staff of the Department of Standards (SN) within the Ministry in project monitoring and tracking the implementation
  • assist the SN in the development of planning tools and monitoring the implementation of LAS
  • support the MINFOF with engaging stakeholders in the implementation of the verification system of law in the context of the VPA
LTS also reviewed and facilitated the development of verification procedures and trained LAS managers on the new VPA requirements.

Clients:
European Forest Institute

Services:
FLEGT

Geography:
Cameroon

Date:
2012

Keywords:
FLEGT, voluntary partnership agreement, legality assurance system, EFI, European Union, governance, forests, timber, M&E, monitoring and evaluation