Partner commitments are formalized through the signature of the CAFI Declaration.
CAFI is a unique initiative that supports strategic, holistic and country-level REDD+ and Low Emission Development investments while focusing on Central African high-forest cover countries. Its objective is to recognize and preserve the value of the forests in the region to mitigate climate change, reduce poverty and contribute to sustainable development.
CAFI’s objective will be attained through substantially scaled-up international support to transformational reforms and ambitious investments on the ground.
CAFI's support focuses on :
CAFI country dialogue has several phases:
To support this process management is carried out at three levels:
To ensure flexibility, CAFI governance arrangements combine the light oversight mechanism of the CAFI Executive Board with a country-specific emphasis, either through the existing MPTF-managed National Fund of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or directly through new country National Programmes (Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea).
Seven countries or organizations have now signed on to the CAFI Declaration, hence committing "to ensuring better coordination and harmonisation among themselves and to mobilising resources for the implementation of national investment frameworks developed by Central African countries".