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Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Process (AFLEG)

Yaoundé, Cameroon | 13 - 16 October 2003



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Thursday, October 16, 2003
| On Thursday, the Ministerial segment of the Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (AFLEG) Ministerial Conference commenced with delegates meeting in Plenary and closed Ministerial sessions. The segment was begun with an Official Opening ceremony followed by an Opening Address by Cameroon Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musongue. Participants heard Ministerial Statements, a report on Wednesday’s Open Session on integration of AFLEG into existing regional and international frameworks, and statements from NGOs and the private sector. Ministers met in a closed meeting in the afternoon to finalize the draft Ministerial Declaration, which was presented with acclamation in the evening, followed by the closing of the Conference.
 

Plenary Hall during the negotiations.



Jean-Jacques Landrot, Interafrican Forest Industries Association.


James Mayers, International Institution for Environmental Development.


Namibia and Gabon.


Delegates stand for the entrance of the Prime Minister.


Official Opening Ceremony.


Delegates discuss the text.


Wa Mathurin, Chairman, GFBC, Cameroon.


El Haji Sene, FAO/Collaborative Partnership on Forests.


Jean-Jacques Landrot, Interafrican Forest Industries Association.


Adolphine Muley, RAPY, DRC.


Philip Verbelen, Greenpeace, with Hugh Wilkins, Fiona Koza and Charlotte Salpin, IISD.


Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musongue, Cameroon.


Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musongue, Cameroon, enters the room (far left).


NGOs during the Stakeholder Statements.

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Delegates applaud after the Prime Minister’s speech.


 


 


 


 


 

Entertaining the delegates



Links

World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/forestry/afleg.
Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (AFLEG) Ministerial Planning: http://www.iisd.ca/crs/afleg/.
Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) East Asia Ministerial Conference: http://www.iisd.ca/crs/sdfle/.
Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance: http://www.afleg-minef.org/.



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