In the Congo Basin, there is a need for significant activity at the level of the region and the countries, to recognize the current challenges in the management of the basin and the opportunities going ahead.
The governance challenges are critical and there is a strong need for:
There needs to be a shared awareness among key stakeholder groups in the countries of the Congo basin and their development partners about the critical urgency of the need to better understand and effectively manage issues arising from the synoptic, integrated consideration of forests, climate, and water resources aspects of the basin.
This will need activities towards the development of a sustainable vision for the Congo basin future and implications for short, medium, and long-term measures to achieve this vision. This will require a concerted effort to share data, analytics, knowledge, and learning in the region and with interested partners around the world bringing the most appropriate technologies and approaches to work on the ground for sustainable socio-economic development and environmental conservation in an era of continuing poverty pockets, changing climate, rising expectations, and new technological opportunity.