Considering networking as the best mean to achieve collective goals, the Center for Communication on Sustainable Development for All (CECOSDA) has conceived as action plan to work in partnership with other organizations involved in similar activities.
It is in this light that CECOSDA extended its collaborationwith the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), which accepted a partnership that has become tangible through a donation of 42 books on sustainable development. The donation ceremony took place at the conference hall of CIFOR, on December 3rd 2014.
The delegation of CECOSDA which comprised of a team of five members was led by the Coordinator. The ceremony started at 2:30 pm with a brief welcome speech from CIFOR’s Administrative and Financial Officer, François Evina, representing the CIFOR Central African Coordinator. In his speech, he thanked CECOSDA for their collaboration and highlighted the activities of CIFOR while given the reasons for their acceptance to collaborate with CECOSDA. He said CIFORs research activities have as rational to change behavior and to influence governments to implement good forestry management policies. Moreover, CECOSDA through the various activities where it has been involved appears as a pertinent organization as far as communication on sustainable development is concerned. To him the collaboration between the two organizations offers the opportunity for a win - win partnership.
In his speech to express gratitude for CIFOR’s gesture, CECOSDA’s Coordinator highlighted as areas of similar interest between the two organizations, the influence on behavioral change, the direction of governments, and stakeholders to implement sustainable development policies and a common interest in Persistent organic pollutants. The ceremony which lasted for about an hour ended with the handing over of the donation from Mr. Evina to the Coordinator of CECOSDA at about 3:30 pm with some snapped shorts to immortalize the event.