News | 31.03.2023
The actors in the forestry and wood industry now have access to six videos clips highlighting the jobs involved in the sustainable management of the Congo Basin forests.
Three videos (sharpener, electromechanic and social program manager) were already online on the ATIBT website. The last three videos (varnisher, wood designer, carpenter) are now available.
The forestry-wood sector does not generally attract vocations in the Congo basin region. However, there is a real need for skills at all levels of qualification, to meet the growing demand for quality finished wood products, as well as the desire of countries to develop further local processing.
However, the number of jobs in the sector is very high (at least 100 to 200,000 people are directly involved in the sub-region), which makes it one of the leading sectors in terms of employment.
Six video clips have been developed within the framework of the ADEFAC project to promote these jobs in the forestry-wood sector and thus encourage vocations. The diversity of trades and profiles, as well as the involvement of women, show that young boys and girls can easily invest in this professional sector after technical studies at the CAP, BEP, Baccalaureate level or higher studies at the license, master or doctorate level.
Professionals in the trades of sharpener, electromechanic and social program manager were interviewed in Gabon. Interviews with carpenters, woodworkers and finishers were conducted in Cameroon at different sites.
This communication through video clips showing the real opportunities offered by the forestry-wood sector in terms of jobs and trades will change the negative paradigms that convey a devaluing image of these trades open to all without gender discrimination.