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​What are our priorities?

We focus our support for multi-stakeholder initiatives on facilitating processes and providing technical support to working groups. We believe in supporting collaborative projects between different initiatives. We provide on-demand support to many different sustainability initiatives and their partners.


Our actions focus on :

  • Strengthening independent forest monitoring through integrated verification, validation and reporting of FLEGT-VPA processes and in west and central Africa

  • Supporting a inter-regional media partnership against illegal logging in West Africa

  • Facilitating processes and working groups to help them develop standards, policies and procedures

  • Facilitating cooperation and dialogue between sustainability initiatives, making technical comparisons between schemes, and supporting activities that benefit the voluntary standards sector overall

  • Providing technical skills and advice on policies, standards, documentation and tools


Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

At the community level, FIDEP is providing technical support to the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) to set up and develop its activities in West and Central Africa. TFA 2020 aims to tackle the drivers of tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.

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