National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

PAFC Cameroon

The Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC) Congo Basin regional system achieved PEFC endorsement* on 9 December 2021. PAFC Cameroon is part of this regional system, along with PAFC Congo and PAFC Gabon.

2020 regional system documentation**

PAFC Congo Basin assessment report 1.59 MB

2020/21 system assessment (regional system)

  • Status: System endorsed, awaiting field visit by assessor (deadline 9 June 2023) 
  • Type: Endorsement of a new system
  • Assessor: Form international
  • System submitted for assessment: 22 December 2020
  • Consultation: 1 February - 1 April 2021

Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this national system.

Endorsement milestones

To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.

  • National approval date: 28 November 2020
  • Review date: 28 November 2025

System history

  • Regional system endorsed (replacing national system): 9 December 2021* 
  • National system endorsed: 12 November 2019
  • Joined PEFC: 30 October 2007

* Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the mandatory field visit could not be conducted. The assessor will verify the findings of the endorsement through a field visit by 9 June 2023. 

** The full system documentation, including the regional sustainable forest management standard, will be published following corrections to the non-conformities.

PAFC Cameroon

History before PEFC 

PAFC Cameroon was created in July 2007 with the principal objective to set up a Cameroonian forest certification system. This is even in our name: ‘PAFC’ stands for ‘Pan African Forest Certification’. This national scheme allows us to promote sustainable forest management in Cameroon.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?

PEFC ensures that certified forests are sustainably managed and makes the origin of timber and timber products traceable along the entire supply chain.

The PEFC alliance increases the credibility of PAFC on the African continent and makes African countries more reliable in the international market.


PAFC Cameroon
Mbalmayo Vimli
BP 57 Mbalmayo

Tel.: (+237) 679228009
(+237) 699761183
        (+237) 677846968

The Team

Reine Edwige Anjembe 

Patrice Pa'ah 
Vice President 

Fidele Koussock 
General Secretary 

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