Unlocking Africa's Timber Potential: AfDB's Second Webinar Shines Spotlight On Trade Flows And Trends

Unlocking Africa’s Timber Potential: AfDB’s Second Webinar Shines Spotlight On Trade Flows, Trends

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In a concerted effort to unlock the untapped potential within Africa’s forestry sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is gearing up for its highly anticipated Second Webinar. Set to take place on March 21, 2024, from 10:00 to 12:00 GMT, this virtual event will delve into the intricate web of timber trade flows and trends across the continent.

As part of the annual celebration of the International Day of Forests, this webinar delves into the theme “Forests and innovation: New solutions for a better world.” The focus is not only on the raw export of wood products but also on how increased intra-African trade and further processing could elevate revenues for governments and the private sector.

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Key Details:

Date: March 21, 2024

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 GMT

Venue: Hybrid (CCIA, Room 01E04, and online)

Host: African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre, African Development Bank



Unveil insights from a comprehensive study on timber trade flows and trends across all five regions of Africa.

Discuss the economic impact, dynamics, and patterns of the timber trade to provide policymakers with a comprehensive understanding.

Emphasize the potential for increased revenues through further processing and intra-African trade of wood and wood products.

Foster evidence-based information for strategic interventions at national and regional levels.

Boost Africa’s share of exports in both raw and value-added wood and wood products.


Contact Information:

Communication and External Relations Department

Solange Kamuanga-Tossou

Email: s.kamuanga-tossou@afdb.org

Please, click here to register for the webinar.

Stay tuned as the African Development Bank takes a significant step towards unraveling Africa’s timber tapestry, paving the way for a sustainable and integrated future in the timber trade industry.


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