The hybrid forum is brought to you by the Central Africa Forest Observatory (OFAC), a specialized unit of the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) providing up-to-date, relevant data on the region’s forests and ecosystems.


20 June 2024
10:00–17:00 CEST (UTC+2)


Bonn, Germany, and online



How can we protect Central Africa’s ecosystems? Delve into challenges, opportunities and solutions for sustainable forest management in the region.

Central Africa is home to the second largest rainforest in the world: the Congo Basin, which sustains the livelihoods for millions of people in the region. This vast, rich ecosystem is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots, and it provides food, wood, meat, water and medicines for local communities and helps regulate the climate on a global scale.

But the Congo Basin is under threat from deforestation and the climate crisis. So, how can we keep it healthy by using the latest data to make smart and informed decisions? Join experts, practitioners and policymakers working in forest information management in Central Africa and learn how we can help protect these globally valuable ecosystems.

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Explore the event themes

Solutions and latest knowledge

Discover solutions and the latest knowledge shared by experts and practitioners working in forest information management in Central Africa.

Engaging policymakers

Explore the critical role of research in advancing sustainable development and facilitating ecological transitions, emphasizing the importance of data collection, processing and validation in forest and environmental contexts.


Reflect on the evolution of technology and its implications for data generation and dissemination in forest and environmental contexts, and consider future opportunities to ensure that emerging technologies are leveraged to enhance data collection, processing and dissemination.


Build partnerships and identify collaboration opportunities with key stakeholders to highlight the significance of Congo Basin forests, emphasizing their crucial role in climate regulation and their impact on the livelihoods of dependent populations.


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Join OFAC Hybrid Forum in Bonn, Germany

Join us in person in Bonn at the GLF Secretariat, located in the beautiful Rheinaue Leisure Park right next to the Bonn Climate Change Conference venue.



Any questions? Get in touch

Judith Sonneck

GLF Global Conferences and Events Outreach Coordinator



Are you working on a story about the Central African rainforests or looking for fresh ideas? Reach out to Kelly Quintero at to explore story angles, connect with experts in the science, practices, and policies of the world’s second-largest forests, or join the event online from anywhere in the globe or in person if you are in Bonn, Germany.