As part of the establishment and implementation of the green economy system in Gabon, the Network of Civil Society Organizations for the Green Economy in Central Africa (ROSCEVAC) recently set up an office in Mouila in southern Gabon, to fully play its role of observation and monitoring as an institution of ECCAS.
"The opening of the ROSCEVAC headquarters in Mouila is timely because it will strengthen the environmental and social watch, awareness and capacity of local civil society organizations," said Nicaise Moulombi, president of this platform of the environmental leaders of the sub-region and 2nd Vice-President of the Social and Environmental Economic Council.
This Roscevac facility, it must be emphasized, coincided with the official launch of the Capacity Building Support Project for Civil Society Actors for Greater Community Involvement in Implementing the REDD + Process in the Community province of Ngounié. A project that is supported by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the OLAM Group, the Société des Brasseries du Gabon (SOBRAGA), the Seydou Kane Foundation for Sustainable Development and for Health.
Indeed, one of the roles of the civil society is to accompany the development impelled by the rulers. This development must be done in compliance with the commitments of the various international instruments to which Gabon has subscribed voluntarily and at the same level of requirement of international standards and in particular through the zero deforestation objectives promoted in the RSPO certification, including one of the major economic operators of the place is holder, including OLAM-PALM.
Strengthening the capacities of civil society actors must ultimately lead to the improvement of the living conditions of local populations by promoting low-carbon industrial development and combating the effects of climate change.