News  |  14.01.2022

The year starts with two training courses offered to the actors of the forestry-wood industry in Congo and Gabon from January to March 2022

As a "Happy New Year" gift, actors of the forestry-wood sector in Congo and Gabon will benefit, from January to March 2022, from two training sessions aiming at providing them with the capacity to better understand the new requirements of national legislation, as well as the upcoming ban on the export of logs.

The year starts with two training courses offered to the actors of the forestry-wood industry in Congo and Gabon from January to March 2022

International consultants will train :

  1. SMEs and VSEs in the integration of the training function in their management approaches, in Gabon from January 12 to 28 and in Congo from February 21 to March 12.
  2. Trainers from large companies, VSEs and training institutions in the competency-based approach and andragogy in Gabon from January 17 to 28 and in Congo from March 21 to April 2. This aims to enable them to identify training needs and translate them into training content adapted to the context of the beneficiaries.

These beneficiaries are members of groups and organizations of the sector and teachers of forestry and environmental training institutions.

These training courses are justified by the context of the sector in which large companies generally call upon international trainers for technical training, whereas in each country of the Congo Basin, there are very good technicians with technical knowledge, but who are poorly equipped to transmit this knowledge effectively. Moreover, VSEs and SMEs, most of which lack a vision for the development of their business, do not take the training function into account as a tool for change, especially since they have important difficulties in keeping their qualified personnel. They therefore generally do not have the capacity to anticipate at the managerial level the upcoming transformations and to manage the risks.

The professional groups and organizations of the forestry-wood industry of large companies and SMEs have a role to play, both in supporting their members to identify needs, but also in the orientation and development of training actions connected to the realities of the field. It is on them that the organizers of these trainings, in this case the Technical Implementation Team (TIT) of the ADEFAC project, rely to identify and mobilize participants.