First GFOI Forest Monitoring Workshop in Africa

A workshop on Data Interoperability for Forest Monitoring was held in Douala, Cameroon June2-6, 2014. This first regional technical GFOI-SilvaCarbon workshop on forest monitoring had the overall aim of supporting participating countries to continue to develop their data plans for country needs in the context of REDD+. Different data sets were presented and the use of different remote sensing data and their interoperability to create biomass estimations was discussed.

COMIFAC, the regional Forestry Commission for Central Africa, has a mandate to coordinate and harmonize forest interventions across the Congo Basin, including forest carbon measurement and monitoring. As such, in collaboration with GFOI and SilvaCarbon, COMIFAC is well placed to co-host the first GFOI-SilvaCarbon regional workshop in the sub-region, expanding the capacity building exercise to all COMIFAC member countries.

Details can be found here.