African Natural Resources Center

About the African Natural Resources Center

The African Natural Resources Center is a non-lending department of the African Development Bank (AfDB)with a mandate to assist African countries maximize development outcomes derived from natural resources.

The Center boosts the capacity of African countries to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. To achieve this, it provides practical knowledge and expertise, advisory services, technical assistance and advocacy for improved and transparent management of renewable and non-renewable resources. Read more


FEATURED PUBLICATION

This report aims to initiate the process of supporting timber-exporting African countries in combating illegal timber harvesting and trade. It focuses, in particular, on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) national strategies and the implementation of European Union Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreements (EU-FLEGT VPAs). Read more