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Policy and Governance



The programme’s critical contributions to the WWF Global Goals include forest and wildlife, reflecting the priorities set in its Strategic Plan. Within the global programme framework and considering government priorities, CCPO’s critical contributions also focus on food and agriculture as well as on energy while integrating the three drivers–governance, markets and finance– in delivery on the selected goals.

For the food practice, for instance, Business and Industries focus on promoting best practices on key commodities like palm oil. This entails focusing on land use and land tenure management, cross-sectoral policies improvement and improvement of institutional collaboration between WWF and key government-related institutions.

Its current portfolio (mining, palm oil, China) takes on new issues like energy, land tenure and general policy work within a newly defined programme now referred to as governance and policy.

The programme also makes concerted effort to follow up and engage in the implementation of international instruments, such as the MEAs, commissions, agreements and treaties so as to make sure that these different instruments drive sustainable development and provide adequate protection of biodiversity and natural resources. The Governance & Policy Programme also ensures that WWF CCPO meets the exigencies of the Network social policies in the design, planning and implementation of its conservation programmes and projects.

This programme focuses on engaging in policies that drive better production of certain commodities, both with the private and public sectors, and providing support to field programmes to support the emergence of agricultural practices in local communities that promote sustainable use of natural resources and ensure food security. The programme analyses and follow up on the different financial flows into Cameroon and ensures that such flows do not have adverse impacts on biodiversity but support conservation initiatives. 
 
 
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Small Holder palm oil mill South West Cameroon
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Communities hunt for precious stones 
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Communities hunt for precious stones
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