Speaking on Monday at the meeting which brought together forestry experts and other stakeholders from Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Secretary General of the ‘AFF, Godwin Kowero, said the directive will cover eight important areas.
He named the areas as including basic science on climate change for experts, African forests, carbon markets and trade for people and experts, examples of weather and development, international debate and the process of positions of countries around the world on climate change and other strategies. to take up the challenge.
“This educational reference has also been translated into French, and focuses more on three main areas for dealing with climate change and two on reducing its impact on forests.
“We are in the final stage of finalizing the directive on reducing the impact of climate change on forests,” he said.
According to Professor Kowero, the directive is expected to lead to changes in the teaching of the subject in many African universities and colleges and technical institutions with regard to climate change on forests.
Presenting the guideline to forum attendees, AFF Senior Programs Officer Prof. Marie Louise Avana said each topic will have particular outcomes on how to preserve forests and reduce the impact of climate change. on forests that are essential to the livelihoods of human beings, other living beings. and human development in general.
For example, she said, in the carbon trading and markets training, students will understand and be able to deal with various strategies and their relationship to forest products.
Prof Avana said the guideline will be distributed to all Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa and the main objective of the training is to empower participants who deal with communities to enable said communities to understand opportunities in forests. , policies and other Activities.